Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and was the largest city in Syria before the Syrian civil war broke out. However, during the conflict it suffered massive destruction.
The city of Aleppo became almost synonymous with the horrors of the civil war in Syria. It was the worst-hit city in the conflict, suffering almost complete devastation and a huge exodus of residents. After a four-year long stalemate, Syrian government forces recaptured the entire city in December 2016. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Aleppo.
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Years of conflict has reduced the Syrian city of Aleppo to a shell of what it once was. Before the war, it was the country's largest city and was known as a culinary capital of the Middle East. Now, along with its people and infrastructure, much of that tradition is gone. But, in Norway, a small piece of Aleppo's culinary heritage is living on, thanks to a charity that helps Syrians find work.
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More than 320,000 people have died and millions have been displaced since the war in Syria began six years ago. In this in-depth segment, WorldLink takes a look at the devastating impact of the violence on children, and speaks to Syrian-born director Firas Fayyad about his documentary "Last men in Aleppo."