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Published on 30 Sep 2014 | over 2 years ago

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Aleppo is Syria's largest metropolitan area and a millennia-old commercial capital. Today, however, it is a relative ghost town, threatened by regime bombing from the air and a militant offensive on the ground. For two weeks over the summer, VICE News embedded with the Islamic Front, a coalition of Islamist rebels fighting the forces of President Bashar al-Assad on one hand, and Islamic State militants on the other. From their secret tunnels beneath the ancient city to their threatened frontline outposts in Aleppo's ruined medieval centre, VICE NEWS followed the Islamic Front as, against overwhelming odds, they battled to retain control of the capital of the Syrian revolution.

Check out more on the conflict in Aleppo:

A City Left in Ruins: The Battle for Aleppo: bit.ly/1sbzz5w
The Islamic State: bit.ly/1shUv0s
Yemen: A Failed State: bit.ly/1shUBVX
Syria: Wolves of the Valley: bit.ly/1x19Mnw

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