A look at the Syrian city of Aleppo and the UN proposal for a 'freeze' in hostilities there

February 18, 2015 3:15 PM

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FILE - In this Monday Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter, right, looks through a mirror which helps him see Syrian troops from the other side, as he takes his position with his comrade during fighting, at the old city of Aleppo city, Syria. Nearly four years since it began, Syria’s civil war has defied all diplomatic attempts to broker a peaceful resolution _ and the fierce fighting still goes on daily, though it has taken a back seat to the rampage in the region by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE -- In This April 21, 2014, file photo, provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man holding a girl as he stands on the rubble of houses that were destroyed by Syrian govern...

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