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Syria in crisis: the harrowing case of Aleppo

Meltzer, Merrin (2016) Syria in crisis: the harrowing case of Aleppo. LSE Human Rights Blog (16 Dec 2016). Website.

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The city of Aleppo is a key battleground in the Syrian civil war and has seen intense fighting since 2012. On Tuesday morning, the city fell to government forces amidst claims of severe human rights abuses and deteriorating conditions on the ground. Throughout the conflict, the city has been split between two major warring factions: the pro-Assad forces, backed by Russia, Iran and other Shia groups, holding the western part of the city, and the Syrian rebel groups, backed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States, claiming the east. Other groups, including armed terrorist factions and Kurdish militias, are also involved in the conflict and maintain smaller territory throughout the city. Reports claim that the Kurds have been cooperating with the Assad regime to oust rebel groups from the city.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law > K Law (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 00:22

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