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Syria PM makes rare visit to Aleppo and promises $4M in aid
Syria's prime minister made a rare visit to the war-torn city of Aleppo on Monday and pledged $4 million in aid, a state television station said. The TV station offered no photos or film of the visit, the first in months by a senior figure in the government of President Bashar Assad.

 

The visit by Wael al-Halki, who took office after his predecessor Riad Hijab defected earlier this year, may be seen as an attempt to show the Syrian government still has a grasp on the country's's largest city. (Reuters)