At least 27 people have been killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, following a series of suicide bombings, according to a government official. The explosions rocked the main square in the government-controlled, commercial hub. There were few details about the blasts, but activists say they were likely the result of a car bomb. The siege on Aleppo is the latest in a string of attacks, as fighting intensifies between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels trying to oust him.
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