UN humanitarian chief Baroness Amos has said that violence in Syria is not restricted to the city of Aleppo, as reports of fighting in Damascus have broken out. Baroness Amos told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:
It's extremely worrying. It's not just Aleppo. A couple of nights ago we had renewed conflict in parts of Damascus as well.
People who are able to cross the border are reporting snipers and road blocks, so we also have a concern that those who are trying to leave, are being prevented from leaving as well.
Most people are seeking shelter in places such as schools. There are about 7,000 people who are in Aleppo University.
Baroness Amos has told ITV News she is concerned that the situation in Aleppo may be a repeat of the attack on the Syrian city of Homs.
While thousands have fled Aleppo in recent days as violence escalates, those remaining face severe food shortages amid the fierce fighting.
This is a revolution reliant on bravery and bravado and often not much else. This is a brutal fight to the death.