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Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the city in a Russian-backed offensive that appears to have buried any hope for diplomacy.

The United Nations Security Council will meet at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) to discuss the sharp escalation in violence since a ceasefire collapsed last week. But the rebels said any peace process would be futile unless “scorched earth bombing” by Russian-backed government forces stopped immediately.

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