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 (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.


(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


(əˈlɛp oʊ)

a city in NW Syria. 1,878,701. French, A•lep (aˈlɛp)
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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
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The animal rights group Four Paws International rescued Saeed and Simba in 2017 from zoos in Aleppo, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.
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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the call during a phone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and the two sides also discussed how to address the situation in eastern Aleppo, Syria, a foreign ministry statement said.
For the dignity of the human being" -The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby (pictured), on the slaughter in Aleppo, Syria.
Jeddah, 03 Muharram, 1438, October 04, 2016, SPA -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has sent invitations to Member States to attend an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of the delegates at the General Secretariat headquarters in Jeddah next Sunday to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situations in the city of Aleppo, Syria.
The men were then "flogged, raped and murdered" on a death march through the desert to prison camps in Aleppo, Syria.
Aleppo, Syria is a city divided between forces loyal to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and various rebel groups.
Ahmad Gholami, who had served as a senior Revolutionary Guards commander in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s, died on Tuesday "while fighting the takfiri terrorists in Aleppo, Syria," said the Fars news agency, which is close to the Guards.
What human being can see the stunned suffering of Omran Dagneesh, the small boy rescued from a destroyed building in Aleppo, Syria, and not feel an overwhelming sense of empathy?
19 (Petra) -- The Arab Parliament, on Friday, shouldered the international community the responsibility of the crimes against humanity in Aleppo, Syria.
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