Russian airstrikes set eastern Aleppo on fire

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Rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo saw the heaviest air strikes in months overnight, activists say, as a week-old truce collapsed.

An AFP news agency journalist reported that his entire street in the Bustan al-Qasr district was left burning after warplanes dropped incendiary bombs.

At least seven people, including three children, are believed to have died.

Fighting also erupted in the southern district, where rebels are attempting to break a siege by government forces.

Aleppo, once Syria’s commercial and industrial hub, has been divided roughly in two since 2012, with the government controlling the west and rebels the east.

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