May 9, 2013 — Ambassador Robert Ford, the State Department's point man on Syrian policy, met with the head of the Aleppo military council on Wednesday. Syrian rebels thanked him for the delivery of some 65,000 MREs. Both the visit and the shipment appear to be a sign of support for Gen. Salim Idriss, the rebels' commander.
Apr 24, 2013 — The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
Mar 10, 2013 — In a rare test of democracy, a soft-spoken, 31-year-old aid worker won a seat on the Aleppo provincial council in a vote held on March 3 in neighboring Turkey. Abdul Rahman Kahir won top votes for his work organizing aid distributions in the Syrian city.
Feb 23, 2013 — The Syrian National Coalition says it won't attend meetings in Moscow, D.C., and Rome in protest of the continued violence. The announcement comes as fighting in Aleppo intensifies.
Jan 15, 2013 — The blasts occurred inside a university campus in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. The government and opposition blamed each other for the explosions that wounded more than 150.
Oct 3, 2012 — The city is divided after months of fighting. In the latest attack, dozens were killed in suicide bombings that appear to be the work of rebels.
Sep 12, 2012 — A Syrian documentary film producer whose arrest two weeks ago prompted concerns for his safety and a letter of support from the Toronto International Film Festival is now free, according to reports. Orwa Nyrabia disappeared after heading to the airport in Damascus on Aug. 23.
Sep 6, 2012 — One-year-old Hassan was discovered in the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria, giving his rescuers a moment of hope on a sad day. His parents and other family members were killed by the helicopter strike.
Aug 9, 2012 — There are conflicting reports about whether the regime has retaken territory in the key city. Meanwhile, a prime minister has been named to replace the one who defected earlier this week.
Aug 2, 2012 — As fighting intensifies in the Syrian city, there are fears about the deadly consequences for civilians.