This frame grab from video provided on Oct. 17, 2016, by the Aleppo News Network, shows men standing in an graveyard during a burial ceremony in eastern Aleppo city, in Syria. (Aleppo News Network via AP)
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Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.For two weeks, government forces bombarded the area, killing more than 310 civilians, including 42 children, and up to 220 opposition fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.With the government advances, the medical complex where four of the hospitals are located is now only a few hundred meters from conquering troops.On the road fleeing, at least 50 people were killed in government bombings in the last few days.In the past four years, more than 20,000 residents of Aleppo province have been killed, more than 80 percent of them in rebel-held areas, according to the Britain-based Observatory, which has kept a record of casualties.Since Saturday, 20 bodies lie in his morgue unidentified after the shelling of people fleeing the ground advances. Another 70 bodies remain unidentified from the airstrikes that preceded the ground assault.All the bodies are believed to be civilians.
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