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Fighting Rages in Aleppo Amid Calm in Other Parts of Syria

A Syrian woman weeps as she holds an Arabic placard that reads "Aleppo has become the Aleppo of martyrs," during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on April 30, 2016, against Syrian President Bashar Assad's military operations against areas held by insurgents around the country, mostly in the northern city of Aleppo that has been the main point of violence. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A Syrian woman weeps as she holds an Arabic placard that reads "Aleppo has become the Aleppo of martyrs," during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on April 30, 2016, against Syrian President Bashar Assad's military operations against areas held by insurgents around the country, mostly in the northern city of Aleppo that has been the main point of violence. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT—The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in...

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