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Deadly fighting returns to Aleppo

Government airstrikes and insurgent mortar attacks escalated violence and destroyed a partial truce for Syria. A hospital was demolished in which at least 27 died and dozens more were killed in the continued fighting in Aleppo. The hopes for new peace talks could also be threatened.--By Leanne Burden Seidel
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A Syrian boy is comforted as he cries next to the body of a relative who died in an airstrike on April 27 in the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Soukour in the northern city of Aleppo. (Karam Al-Masrik/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man gestures amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28. The death toll from an upsurge of fighting in Syria’s second city Aleppo rose despite a plea by the UN envoy for the warring sides to respect a February ceasefire. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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An injured woman reacts at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, April 28. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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Syrian civil defense volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 28. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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Women stand on a balcony after airstrikes in the rebel held area of al-Kalaseh neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, April 28. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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A civil defense member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, April 28. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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A woman, who survived an airstrike, sits amid the damage in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, April 28. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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A man leads a woman in tears and child out of the scene after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, , April 28. (UGC via AP video)
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A Syrian civil defense member carries a wounded woman into a hospital in the government-controlled side of the northern city of Aleppo following fighting between regime forces and rebels on April 28. (George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian civil defense volunteers evacuate a woman from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 28. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man follows rescuers carrying the body of a boy on a stretcher following a air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 28. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, April 28. (UGC via AP video)
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Syrians react as they arrive at a hospital in the government-controlled side of the northern city of Aleppo following fighting between regime forces and rebels on April 28. (George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian men carry an injured youth in the government-controlled side of the northern city of Aleppo following fighting between regime forces and rebels on April 28. (George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
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A family walks amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes, in the rebel-held area of Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, Syria April 28. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
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Civil defense members search for survivors after an airstrike at a field hospital in the rebel held area of al-Sukari district of Aleppo, Syria April 27. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian civil defense volunteers remove the body of a man from the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported airstrikes on April 27 in Aleppo. (Ameer Alhabia/AFP/Getty Images)
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