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Dozens feared dead as Aleppo hit by car bombs


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Dozens feared dead as Aleppo hit by car bombs

In Syria, two car-bombs have devastated an area of the commercial capital Aleppo that is under government control.

Dozens of people are reported to have been killed.

The explosions, in a square in the west of the city, come as President Bashar al-Assad is reported to be in the city.

Since the battle for Aleppo began, Syria’s largest city has been cut in half, with government forces mainly in the west and rebels in the east.

With only light weapons, forces trying to overthrow Assad’s regime have resorted to bomb attacks. Rebel forces mounted a new offensive last week to seize Aleppo.

The opposition claim 30,000 people have been killed during the 18-month uprising.

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