Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

September 25, 2016 3:28 AM

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Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing

BEIRUT — Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water following the escalation in fighting over the past few days.

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