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Syria violence: Aleppo souk burns as battles rage

A blaze has swept though ancient markets in Aleppo, as rebels and government forces battled for control of the Syrian city.

Hundreds of shops in the souk, one of the best preserved in the Middle East, are said to have been destroyed.

Unesco, which recognises Aleppo's Old City as a world heritage site, described the damage as a tragedy.

Katrina Gill reports.

  • 30 Sep 2012
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