Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes for second day

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Sources told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that at least 84 people had been killed and dozens wounded in and around Aleppo city over the past 48 hours, as air raids launched by Syrian jets rained down on rebel-held areas amid a new government offensive.

"So what we're seeing on the ground is utter desperation on the part of the people of Aleppo who are not sure what to do because they can't actually go into shelters, and if they stay at home they are at risk of being bombed."

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces inched closer to taking the town of al-Bab, about 35km northeast of Aleppo, from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters.

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