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Fighting intensifies in Aleppo

Fighting in Syria's second city, Aleppo, has intensified with reports of some of the fiercest battles there in weeks.

It is the second day of an offensive by rebels, but they are struggling to advance.

In New York the UN General Assembly is coming to a close and while Syria has dominated this years meeting, it has also highlighted the Security Council's inability to do anything to stop the conflict.

The BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, reports from New York.

  • 28 Sep 2012
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