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UK to double Syria aid

Britain has vowed to double its aid to £50 million to help deal with the humanitarian disaster caused by the crisis in Syria. The UN Secretary General has talked of the "unrelenting horrors" in the country.

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Pro-opposition group reports 'massacre' in Aleppo

Aleppo in north-western Syria has been the focus of frequent bouts of fighting Credit: Google Maps

A video posted on the internet by opposition activists shows bodies lined alongside what they said was the Queiq River in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo.

The Queiq River rises in Turkey and travels through government-held districts of Aleppo before it reaches Bustan al-Qasr.

The Queiq River, surrounded by green, passes to the right of the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria Credit: Google Maps

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