1. SYRIA

    25 Dead in Aleppo Strike

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    This past week was already called the deadliest week in the Syria crisis, and the situation didn’t get any better Monday. Opposition activists report that more than 25 people were killed by an air strike in Aleppo. A building in al-Bab, just northeast of Aleppo city, was attacked by a government jet. In Damascus, a car bombing left at least five people killed, amid  reports that government forces were bulldozing houses. In a discouraging interview with the BBC, The UN’s new envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said that stopping the fighting in Syria will be “nearly impossible.”

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