1. Carnage

    Aleppo Under ‘Fresh Assault’

    This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, purports to show the bodies of three Syrians killed during their funeral procession in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, SNN)THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALIST IMAGE

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    Activists reported that the city of Aleppo had come “under fresh assault” with several areas of the city under attack, some by helicopter gunships. The Syrian observatory reported that 130 people were killed across the country on Wednesday, including 26 people in Aleppo. Meanwhile, Iran is planning a foreign-ministers summit, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said would be a gathering of countries with “a correct and realistic position on the conflict.” Iran’s foreign minister said that 12 or 13 countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin America will attend, but declined to name them. Critics of the summit say it is a meeting of countries that are already close to the Syrian regime.

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