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Syrian Civilians Flee As Assault Begins On Aleppo

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A body of a boy, who was killed by a recent Syrian Air force air strike, is seen under rubble of a house in the village of Tel Rafat, about 37 km north of Aleppo, August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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There are conflicting reports of heavy fighting in Syria's largest city, Aleppo.

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This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.

Government forces have entered one part of the city, Salah al-Din.

Battles are being fought on narrow streets.

Both sides are claiming victories.

Achilles Demetriou is in a a freelance photo-journalist and he's in the northern section of Aleppo.

He says people in Aleppo are expecting a larger assault, and they're desperate to get out.