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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Aleppo: Still in ruins, but slowly getting back on track as Syria rebuilds cities

With the Syrian army reestablishing control of the country, a new war is being fought, against the destruction that was wreaked by militants and terrorists. The rebuilding of key infrastructure is underway.

RT’s team traveled to Syria to witness the recovery efforts first hand.

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Reunited after leaving Aleppo, doctors treat kids with hope

Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifts an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria’s rural north, holding him gently as he guzzled milk from a bottle. Nearly two years ago, the nurse and her brave colleagues were scrambling to save premature babies from heavy regime bombardment of Aleppo city, before ultimately being forced to quit the facility altogether.

Western-produced weapons end up in terrorists’ hands – report

According to an investigation by war correspondent Robert Fisk a large batch of weapons, discovered in formerly terrorist-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo in Syria, came from the West. Robert Fisk tracked serial numbers on the missile casings, and tried to find out how those weapons THEN ended up in the terrorists hands..

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Life in Aleppo returning to normal after years of bloodshed

More than a year after liberation from militants, things are slowly getting back to something like normality in the Syrian city of Aleppo…
Some parts are still in ruins, but locals are finding ways to overcome the difficulties.

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Jihadist mercenaries from 100 different nations came wave after wave to Syria – Aleppo MP

The showdown between militants and the government in Syria is on the table on RT’s Going Underground today. Afshin Rattansi asks the MP for Aleppo, Fares Shehabi, whether British missile strikes on his country were based on lies.

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