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ICRC Says Humanitarian Situation In Syria Is Deteriorating

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Many buildings have been reduced to rubble following heavy fighting between Syrian government troops and rebel forces in Aleppo.

Many buildings have been reduced to rubble following heavy fighting between Syrian government troops and rebel forces in Aleppo.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has issued a press release saying that the humanitarian situation in Syria "deteriorated rapidly during September."

The head of the ICRC's Syria delegation Marianne Gasser said, "a lot of infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, making it harder for people to find the things they need in order to survive," particularly medical care and medical supplies.

Heavy fighting was reported in Syria's most populated city -- Aleppo -- where rebel forces launched a new offensive to evict government forces from their positions.

The Tawhid Brigade rebel faction said its members entered the Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood to fight pro-government Kurdish gunmen.

But state-run Syrian TV said government troops repulsed an attack on the neighborhood with the help of its residents.

With reporting by AP

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