A man and woman cry over the body of their son in Aleppo. The son was shot by a sniper in the Salaheddine district of Aleppo where fighting has raged for almost two weeks.

Rebels have engaged in a brutal ground battle with Syrian troops in the volatile city of Aleppo.

Ben Wedeman provides an up-close look at life and death in the besieged Syrian city.

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