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Syrian forces launch air attacks in Aleppo

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Syrians run for cover as a helicopter hovers over the northern city of Aleppo on July 24, 2012.

By NBC News and wire services

Fierce clashes intensified in Syria's commercial capital of Aleppo on Tuesday as the government unleashed air attacks on rebellious neighborhoods, while activists claimed opposition fighters had control over several neighborhoods in the city. Read More

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Syrian rebels take up weapons during a government helicopter attack, at Tecvid Sicco military base north of Aleppo on July 24, 2012.

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A damaged building stands near Aleppo on July 24, 2012.

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A Syrian civilian, wounded during clashes between Syrian troops and rebels, rests at a makeshift clinic in the northern city of Aleppo on July 24, 2012.

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