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Major regime offensive looms over Aleppo

Aleppo and its countryside are under heavy shelling by the regime as observers fear this a prelude to a major siege of the city's opposition-controlled areas.
Men inspect damage after an airstrike on Aleppo's rebel held al-Hallak neighbourhood, Syria June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail - RTX2FEO4
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ALEPPO, Syria — The city of Aleppo and its northern countryside have been under intensified shelling by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad's regime and its allies, in what seems to be a prelude to a massive attack on the city. Since April 25, the neighborhoods controlled by the Syrian opposition in the city of Aleppo have been under the bombardment of various types of weapons, including barrel bombs, missiles and rockets.

The daily bombing has produced many civilian casualties. On June 5, more than 53 people were killed in the regime’s raids on the neighborhoods of Katerji, Karam al-Jabal and al-Zabadieh.

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