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Stories from inside Aleppo: 'It feels like we are in prison'

Aid can’t get in, but stories can get out. The Guardian used Skype and WhatsApp to speak with residents about life under siege Aleppo has become synonymous with destruction and death, barrel bombs, bunker busters and shattered hospitals. For the doctors and rescue workers racing to save lives around the clock, life has become a blur of blood, death and desperation. But between the explosions and the street fights, there are more than 200,000 civilians trying to cling to a semblance of normal life in east Aleppo, a quarter of them children.
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