Aleppo


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A·lep·po

 (ə-lĕp′ō) also A·lep (ə-lĕp′)
A city of northwest Syria near the Turkish border. Inhabited perhaps as early as the sixth millennium bc, Aleppo was a key point on the caravan route across Syria to Baghdad and later a major center of Christianity in the Middle East.

Aleppo

(əˈlɛpəʊ)
n
(Placename) an ancient city in NW Syria: industrial and commercial centre; scene of heavy fighting in 2012 between the rebel Free Syrian Army and government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Pop: 2 505 000 (2005 est). French name: Alep Arabic name: Haleb

A•lep•po

(əˈlɛp oʊ)

n.
a city in NW Syria. 1,878,701. French, A•lep (aˈlɛp)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aleppo - a city in northwestern SyriaAleppo - a city in northwestern Syria  
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Translations
حلب
アレッポ
References in classic literature ?
Now the attractions of Damascus so fascinated the worthy Ali, that he could hardly tear himself away, but at length he remembered that he had a home in Bagdad, meaning to return by way of Aleppo, and after he had crossed the Euphrates, to follow the course of the Tigris.
But go a little way from France -- go either to Aleppo or Cairo, or only to Naples or Rome, and you will see people passing by you in the streets -- people erect, smiling, and fresh-colored, of whom Asmodeus, if you were holding on by the skirt of his mantle, would say, `That man was poisoned three weeks ago; he will be a dead man in a month.
The Crusaders had brought back with them experiences of domestic luxuries, of Damascus carpets and rugs of Aleppo, which made them impatient of the hideous bareness and want of privacy which they found in their ancestral strongholds.
I was now alone in a most remote part of the world, for I was near three thousand leagues by sea farther off from England than I was at my island; only, it is true, I might travel here by land over the Great Mogul's country to Surat, might go from thence to Bassora by sea, up the Gulf of Persia, and take the way of the caravans, over the desert of Arabia, to Aleppo and Scanderoon; from thence by sea again to Italy, and so overland into France.
Earlier, the Syrian government forces have pushed back the militant groups from the surrounding areas of Khan Touman town Southwest of Aleppo province and laid a tight siege on the militant-held town.
Aleppo, SANA- The gate of Aleppo historical citadel which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site suffered great material damage when terrorists detonated a tunnel near the citadel which is located in the midst of Aleppo city.
E[currency]AM (CyHAN)- Syrian army on Wednesday recaptured their only supply road to the northern city of Aleppo, state run SANA news agency reported.
Aleppo Weekly In rebel-held eastern Aleppo, a group of Syrian academics have started the Institute of Language Studies which will offer a four-semester degree in English.
Summary: Army helicopters carry out new raids over northern city of Aleppo, dropping explosive-packed barrel bombs.
The Observatory distributed amateur video footage showing a huge fire in the area, located in the westernmost part of Aleppo city.
Summary: Aleppo: A car bomb attack in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Sunday killed .
3 (Xinhua-ANI): The initial death toll of the blasts that struck Syria's northern Aleppo province earlier Wednesday was estimated at 30, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said.