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Syria in Crisis: a timeline of the Battle for Aleppo

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 19: Syrians wait to be evacuated from the east part of Aleppo that had been under siege by Assad Regime forces and its supporter foreign terrorist groups at a crossing point in Amiriyah district of Aleppo, Syria on December 19, 2016 as a convoy, including buses and ambulances wait for them.

Civil war has seen Aleppo, once Syria’s largest populated city, turned into a battleground between the Syrian opposition - including the Free Syrian Army, Sunni protesters and Levant Front and the Syrian government's armed forces, supported by Hezbollah and Russia. Apart from destruction to the Old City of Aleppo (a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site), the fierce fighting has resulted in over 31,000 deaths.

(Pictured) Syrians wait to be evacuated from the eastern part of Aleppo on Dec 19, 2016.

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