A boy carries a girl after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Syrian army forces advanced Friday around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs as a car bomb hit a regime-controlled part of the city, killing at least 16 people.Around 1,200 rebel fighters and nearly 200 civilians are believed to be inside the rebel-held parts of the Old City, which has been under army siege for nearly two years. In February, a U.N.-led operation evacuated around half of the 3,000 people trapped under army siege in rebel-held parts of Homs.In Aleppo, the Observatory said at least 10 people had been killed in shelling and aerial bombardment of rebel-held areas.In recent days, fighting between rebels and regime forces in the city has ramped up, with some 50 combatants from both sides killed in an opposition assault on a military base on the eastern outskirts of Aleppo, according to the Observatory.
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