The abandoned and destroyed Syrian city of Atarib | AFP

Aerial shots of the abandoned Syrian city of Atarib, located in the western countryside of Aleppo, show the destruction of the city amid military operations and bombardment of the Syrian regime and its Russian ally. Nearly 900,000 people have been displaced and forced to evacuate their homes. This is the largest displacement since the start of the Syrian revolution, threatening a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Syria: Aftermath of a reported airstrike that hit a hospital in Aleppo | AFP

Scenes from a destroyed hospital in the town of Darret Ezza, about 30 kilometres northwest of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after a reported air strike hit the building.

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Syria rescue workers collect bodies after deadly Aleppo strike | AFP

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence, also known as White Helmets, burry the bodies of nine civilians, including four children, killed in a reported air strike on their vehicle in western Aleppo in Syria. The attack, which struck a vehicle transporting displaced people, occurred in a region where Russian-backed government forces have been pushing to drive rebels and jihadists out of their last enclave. ATTN CLIENTS: IMAGES OF BLOOD AND BODIES INCLUDING THOSE OF CHILDREN

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In Syria’s Aleppo, reconstruction makes slow start | AFP

Once the country’s industrial powerhouse, Aleppo was devastated by Syria’s ongoing eight-year civil war before Russia-backed regime forces expelled the last rebels in December 2016 after they imposed several months of siege on the last insurgent areas. As some of the city is slowly rebuilt, the Russian army this week showed reporters around, as Moscow seeks to highlight its role in reconstruction of the war-torn country. IMAGES FILMED DURING A PRESS TOUR ORGANISED BY THE RUSSIAN ARMY.

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Deported from Turkey, Syrians return to unfamiliar country | AFP

Still reeling from his sudden deportation from Turkey after years of exile with just the clothes on his back, Mohammad Hassan stands at a border crossing in northern Syria unsure what to do next; unable to return to his home city Aleppo under regime control.

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Israeli flags burnt & Trump banners trampled: Syrians protest against Golan Heights recognition

Hundreds gathered in Aleppo’s Saadallah al-Jabri square on Tuesday, to protest against the US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights region in Syria. Protesters were seen burning Israeli flag & stepping on banners depicting US President Donald Trump, waving Syrian flags & chanting. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9qyc

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Italy’s Matera in cultural limelight after slum ‘shame’

European Capital of Culture status has shone a spotlight on Italy’s oldest city, whose previous claims to fame were as a cinematic “New Jerusalem” but also its “shameful” slums. Matera, around 9,000 years old and one of the world’s longest continuously inhabited cities, after Aleppo and Jericho, on Saturday embarked on a 48-week extravaganza ushering it out of the shadows into the global cultural limelight.

Aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Aleppo’s province

Residents in the rebel-held towns of Daret Izza and Orum al-Kubra, west of the Aleppo province, clear rubble after their homes were hit by Russian airstrikes late Friday, killing two civilians in the town of Daret Izza, according to a monitor. Airstrikes by Syrian regime ally Russia hit the west of Aleppo province late on January 4, the first such raids in the area since a deal between Moscow and rebel backer Ankara to stave off a massive regime offensive on the wider Idlib region in September 2018.

Selective outrage? Recent toxic strike in Aleppo doesn’t grip MSM attention

Russian chemists have confirmed the attack carried out on Saturday night on the Syrian city of Aleppo involved toxic substances. Dozens of victims remain in hospital, some of them in critical condition. The chemical assault has in fact drawn far less attention in the international media than previous chemical attacks, Igor Zhdanov looks at why. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9j8d

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Dozens hospitalized in Syria’s Aleppo after militants shell city with poison gas – reports

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Dozens of people, including children, have been hospitalised – after an apparent chemical attack, targeting the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.

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