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    Red Cross: 50,000 Displaced by New Aleppo Fighting

    They’re running for their lives. Bashar Assad’s regime, backed by Russian airstrikes, is working to recapture rebel strongholds in Syria’s largest city, forcing tens of thousands to flee the province. Water is scarce, aid supply routes have been severed and thousands of refugees are amassing along Turkey’s border. The U.N. Security Council is urging Moscow to halt its bombings, which it says are worsening the situation to the point where hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians could soon be beyond the reach of humanitarian aid.

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