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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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Easter salad from Syria This salad of romaine lettuce and yogurt is served on Easter sunday in Aleppo, Syria.
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ALEPPO, Syria (AFP)-- Three car bombs tore into the heart of Aleppo Wednesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 90, mostly soldiers, a watchdog said, as television broadcast scenes of devastation in Syria's commercial capital.
Aleppo, Syria s most populous city, has been the main battleground for the past two months of the country s 18-month conflict, and has been gripped by fighting on an unprecedented scale in recent days.
Free Syrian Army soldiers in Anadan, 16 kilometers (10 miles), from Aleppo, Syria
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