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Syrian Leader Assad’s Shi’ite Allies Helped Him Win in Aleppo

By Tom Perry, Laila Bassam, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Tom Miles BEIRUT/AMMAN/GENEVA, Dec 15 – When rebel fighters launched a last desperate attempt to break the siege of Aleppo in October, they were beaten back – not by the Syrian army but by the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah fighting on its behalf, a senior official in

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Thousands Flee Aleppo Onslaught as Battle Reaches Climax

By Laila Bassam and Orhan Coskun ALEPPO, Syria/ANKARA, Dec 13 – Thousands of people fled the front lines of fighting in Aleppo on Tuesday as the Syrian military advanced on the final pocket of rebel resistance, and a senior Turkish official said Russia and Turkey would meet to try to set up an evacuation corridor.

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