Rebel fighters and civilians stand looking at a burning building following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on April 20, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo. AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL-RIFAI
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The Red Cross said Tuesday it was "appalled" by escalating violence in Syria's Aleppo and was awaiting government permission to deliver aid to the pre-war commercial hub.In a statement, the Geneva-based organisation did not assign any blame for mounting casualties in Aleppo, but it urged all parties to observe international law.Boris Michel, ICRC's delegation head in Syria, said the violence was "unacceptable" and had led to hundreds of civilian casualties.Over the same period, rebel fighters have targeted government-held districts in the west of the city with rocket fire and attempted to advance in some parts of western Aleppo.
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