Middle East

Rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades gather in position on November 3, 2016, at an entrance to Aleppo, in the southwestern frontline near the neighbourhood of Dahiyet al-Assad, during a rebel offensive to break a three-month siege of the opposition-held east of Syria's second city.  Syrian rebels launched a new wave of car bombs and rockets on Aleppo's western districts, redoubling their efforts to break the government's three-month siege of the city. / AFP PHOTO / Omar haj kadourOMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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Rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades gather in position at an entrance to Aleppo, in the southwestern frontline near the neighbourhood of Dahiyet al-Assad, during a rebel offensive to break a three-month siege of the opposition-held east of Syria’s second city. Photo Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in the old city of Aleppo.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in the old city of Aleppo 

Syrian rebel fighters stand in a damaged section of the Umayyad Mosque complex in the old part of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on April 16, 2013. After nine months of fighting that has devastated many districts in Aleppo, rebels now control more than half of the city.

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Syrian rebel fighters stand in a damaged section of the Umayyad Mosque complex in the old part of Syria‘s northern city of Aleppo on April 16 2013. After nine months of fighting that has devastated many districts in Aleppo, rebels now control more than half of the city.