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Eastern Aleppo - a city in ruins

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 00:53

Drone footage uploaded to a social media website shows the ruins of Syria's civil war; destroyed buildings, roads and rubble in the Al-Shaar neighborhood of eastern Aleppo, Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Drone video footage uploaded on social media on Sunday (November 13) by the Aleppo Media Center (AMC) appears to show destroyed buildings and rubble on the streets in Al-Shaar neighborhood in eastern Aleppo, Syria. The video purports to show destroyed building that appear to be abandoned and some are razed to ground. Warplanes hit several areas of Aleppo's western suburbs and countryside on Saturday (November 12), where rebels had been trying to advance, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Meanwhile, the Observatory also reported that rebel shelling of government-held western Aleppo has killed 92 people, including 29 children, during the two-week offensive. The city has been divided for years between the government-held west and rebel-held east. Syrian government forces launched a major Russian-backed assault on eastern Aleppo in September after besieging the area, which the United Nations says is home to 275,000 people. On Oct. 28, rebels counter-attacked in a bid to break the siege, targeting western districts of Aleppo in an offensive that included Islamist militants and rebels fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner. But their progress slowed after early advances. Aleppo has become the most intense front in the war pitting President Bashar al-Assad, helped by Iran, Shi'ite militias and Russian air power, against mostly Sunni rebels groups, some backed by Turkey, the United States and Gulf monarchies.

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Eastern Aleppo - a city in ruins

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 00:53