Fighting spreads in Aleppo's walled city, Syrian cultural jewel




 
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October 1st, 2012  
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Topic: Fighting spreads in Aleppo's walled city, Syrian cultural jewel


BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fires that gutted a vast mediaeval market have broken out in other areas of the Old City of Aleppo, a world heritage site, as rebels and government forces fight for the ancient heart of Syria's biggest city, opposition activists said on Monday. The rebels last week announced a fresh attempt to seize the city, home of a large merchant class that had mostly remained loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and appeared to have focused on the warren of alleyways that make up the walled Old City. ...




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