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Amnesty report blames Syrian government for Aleppo violence

Amnesty International have released a report blaming government forces for the assault on Aleppo, saying it was, "the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown against dissident voices."

The current onslaught on the city of Aleppo – which puts civilians even more at grave risk– is a predictable development which follows the disturbing pattern of abuses by state forces across the country

– Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Amnesty International