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Syrian army closes in on Aleppo, kills at least 20

The UN estimates that 275,000 residents are trapped in the area that has been under tight siege and heavy bombardment

AP/PTI  |  Beirut 

Renewed airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians as they fled government advances in Syria's besieged eastern part of Aleppo today, opposition groups reported as troops continued to target the enclave controlled by rebel groups. The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting. A senior military official in Damascus put the number of people fleeing the opposition-controlled area today alone at around 20,000, saying his government has put security measures in place to vet those leaving to ensure no fighters are among them and no ...

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