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Latest update : 2012-10-04

Battle for Aleppo intensifies

The northern Syrian city of Aleppo has become a key battleground in the country's ongoing conflict. A series of blasts in the city’s centre killed dozens on Wednesday, and clashes in the historic souk at the weekend destroyed over 1,500 shops. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the souk was once the last stop before Europe for traders plying the ancient silk route from Asia. As residents and international observers look on anxiously, it’s clear the battle for Aleppo is far from over.

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