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.
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.
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.
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.
He added that the UNHCR, in cooperation with Aleppo Governorate, is implementing a number of projects, including rehabilitating schools and health centers and installing solar lighting for streets.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Field sources reported that the Syrian army has started a new phase of operations in Aleppo to establish security on Ithriya-Aleppo international road.
The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said.
Renewed bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo has killed more than 150 people this week, rescue workers said on Thursday, as the Syrian government steps up its Russian-backed offensive to take the whole city.
Aleppo, SANA -- German parliamentary delegation visited on Thursday the city of Aleppo and inspected the great scale of destruction caused by terrorism and the efforts exerted to rebuild the city.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham and al-Shamiyeh Front terrorist groups exchanged heavy fire in Northeastern Aleppo, dissident-affiliated websites reported on Wednesday.
Buses meant to evacuate the last few people in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo have been delayed for nearly 24 hours, activists said Wednesday.
Summary: Rebel shelling killed eight children at a school in the government-held part of Aleppo Sunday and a barrel bomb killed a family of six in the rebel-held area.