Assad Move on Aleppo Raises Fears of New Refugee Exodus

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  • Reports inside Syria suggest unprecedented military build-up
  • Concern grows over new exodus in case troops seal border

Russian forces strike the Syrian opposition controlled area in Aleppo, Syria.

Photographer: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

With Russian warplanes in the air and Iranian special forces on the ground, an emboldened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is turning back to the biggest trophy in his country’s civil war, and this time Europe is also on the front line.

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