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Amnesty International Says Aleppo Citizens Enduring 'Horrific Violence'

Amnesty International says civilians in the Syria's largest city of Aleppo are "enduring a horrific level of violence" as battles between government and rebel forces rage.

The report, issued on August 23, laid most of the blame for civilian casualties on government forces, which it said are using "imprecise weapons, such as unguided bombs, artillery shells and mortars."

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The report said rebel forces, "while mostly fighting with short-range light weapons," were also inflicting casualties on civilians in Aleppo.

The report detailed the dangers of venturing out in Aleppo to find bread or water, saying that residents, many of them children, have been killed while waiting in lines to obtain basic goods.

"For many there is simply nowhere safe and families live in fear of the next attack," the report said.

Based on reporting by and AP

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