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Conflict Ramps Up In Syria As Siege Of Aleppo Continues

An elderly Syrian man and a child walk amidst debris in a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18, 2014 in Aleppo. (Baraa Al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images)
An elderly Syrian man and a child walk amidst debris in a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18, 2014 in Aleppo. (Baraa Al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The fate of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, remains unclear today. Government forces, backed by Russia, continue their siege of the city, aiming to regain control of the eastern side of the city, which has been under rebel control since 2012.

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt speaks with the BBC’s Syria correspondent Rami Ruhayem about the fighting there.

Guest

Rami Ruhayem, BBC Syria correspondent. He tweets @ramiruhayem.

This segment aired on August 2, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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