Smoke rises while Free Syrian Army fighters stand at the Karm al-Tarab neighborhood frontline in Aleppo February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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At least 85 people were killed in 24 hours of Syrian regime air raids on the city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said Sunday, after 10 days of inconclusive peace talks.The group said 34 people were killed in one neighbourhood alone, and 10 of the dead were jihadists from Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate.Once Syria's economic hub, Aleppo is now divided between regime and rebel-held areas, with large swathes of the city devastated by the fighting that began there in mid-2012 . In December, government aircraft launched a sustained blitz on the city that killed hundreds of people, mostly civilians. Opposition sank talks: Syria officialMore than 136,000 people have been killed since Syria's conflict began in March 2011, and the fighting has raised tensions in neighbouring Lebanon.
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