Blast targets Syrian troops at Aleppo Carlton Hotel
In Syria, a massive explosion has hit the Carlton Citadel Hotel in Aleppo, a supposed base for government troops.
These images, provided by the Islamic Front on a social media website, cannot be independently verified but there can be little doubt the blast caused widespread damage.
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