Syria Conflict: UN Says 200,000 Have Fled Aleppo Battle

The UN has indicated that some 200,000 people have fled intense fighting in Syria’s second city Aleppo in the past two days.

Government forces launched a ground assault on Saturday after a week of sporadic shelling and sorties by fighter jets.

Residents are facing food shortages and power cuts.

The rebels are outgunned by the army, but they are fighting an effective guerrilla war in the streets.

A lot of poor people are suffering from a lack of food and water and are going to bed hungry.

Their suffering does not seem likely to end soon. Food, water and power shortages have made life hard for residents.

The ever-present danger from bombs and bullets is making it intolerable.

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