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Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

At least 26 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria.

At the start of that meeting the U.N.'s top envoy to Syria accused the government of unleashing "unprecedented military violence" against civilians in Aleppo.

Staffan de Mistura said Syria's declaration of a military offensive to retake rebel-held eastern Aleppo has led to one of the worst weeks of the 5½-year war with dozens of airstrikes against residential areas and buildings causing scores of civilian...

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