UN chief appalled by the escalation in Syrian conflict


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UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "appalled by the chilling military escalation" in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.

His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the secretary-general was alarmed by reports of air strikes involving bunker-busting bombs.

The Syrian government has stepped up strikes on rebel-held areas of the city since a ceasefire collapsed last week.

The UN says attacks have left nearly two million people without water.

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