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The battle for Aleppo in pictures

Syria's army advanced on Monday into a new rebel-held area of the country's second city Aleppo, days after it seized control of the neighbouring district of Salaheddin, activists said. Fierce battles have raged since July 20 in Aleppo, the northern metropolis whose fate is seen as pivotal in determining the outcome of the increasingly brutal conflict.

  • Syrian boys play atop a tank in the town of Azaz, north of Aleppo. AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE

  • A Syrian Air Force fighter jet fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, north of Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • FSA fighters fire from a balconey during clashes in Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter screams in pain after being injured in the leg by shrapnel in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • Men search for bodies under the rubble of a house, destroyed by a Syrian Air force air strike, in a village of Tel Rafat, north of Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • Syrian men mourn the death of Abu Abed in the town of Marea, north of Aleppo. AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE

  • A Syrian man holds bullets he picked from a wall in a damaged house in the town of Atareb on the outskirts of Aleppo. (AP Photo)

  • An FSA fighter runs for cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter exits a house through a wall opening during heavy fighting in Salaheddine neighborhood. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • FSA fighters climb over a wall during heavy fighting in Salaheddine neighborhood. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter receives a hand to switch buildings during clashes in Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter walks through dust and smoke after Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salaheddine neighborhood. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • A couple react over the dead body of their son who was shot by a sniper in Salaheddine. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • The Salaheddine neighborhood is seen empty following clashes between the Free Syrian Army fighters and Syrian Army soldiers. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter helps a woman to cross a street during clashes in Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter fires an RPG as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during fighting in the Salaheddine neighbourhood. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA fighter holds his rifle during clashes in Salaheddine neighborhood. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • An FSA sniper aims as he hides inside a house in Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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