Residents inspect damages after an airstrike on the rebel held al-Maysar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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The Syrian army was reported Monday to be sending reinforcements to Aleppo, marking the most serious challenge yet to a "cessation of hostilities" with the aim of facilitating upcoming peace talks.Rebels say the army has also intensified bombing and Russian warplanes have resumed airstrikes in the area.Syria's Prime Minister Wael Halqi was quoted Sunday as saying the government, backed by Russia's air force, was planning an operation to retake Aleppo, but the Russian Defense Ministry said there were no plans to storm the city.Local media on both sides reported a large buildup of troops and equipment by the Syrian army and its allies around Aleppo, with the pro-Damascus Al-Mayadeen TV reporting it had seen tanks and rocket launchers heading towards the city.The Aleppo front is one of the areas where Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Lebanon's Hezbollah have deployed in support of the army.The Iranian Tasnim news agency said four soldiers in Iran's regular army had been killed in Syria, without saying when or where. Iran's military support has so far mostly been provided by the IRGC.
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