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A vehicle drives past damaged buildings in the northern Syrian rebel-controlled town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, Sept. 26, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

More Russian warplanes on the way to Syria

MOSCOW/BEIRUT - Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to further ramp up its campaign of air strikes. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the Russian and Syrian bombing of Aleppo as "barbarous."

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