Photograph posted by Liwa al-Tawhid rebel group purportedly showing explosion underneath Carlton Citadel Hotel in Aleppo on 8 May 2014
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Syria crisis: Huge blast 'destroys Aleppo hotel'

A large explosion in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, state media and activists report.

Rebel fighters are believed to have detonated a bomb placed in a tunnel beneath the Carlton Citadel Hotel, near the city's medieval citadel and souk.

But the BBC's Paul Wood says the hotel itself may not have been the intended target.

  • 08 May 2014
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