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Violence in Syria escalates; world leaders seek truce in Aleppo

Violence in Syria escalates; world leaders seek truce in Aleppo

Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed that it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

The escalation came as the diplomatic focus in the current crisis moved to Moscow, where the United Nations envoy for Syria started talks in an effort to restore a piecemeal cease-fire that would include the contested northern city.

Aleppo was excluded from a truce declared unilaterally by the Syrian military last week for the capital,...

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