On 16 February 2012, the issued a resolution with a vote of 137 in favour, 12 against, and 17 abstentions, and called on Syria "to immediately put an end to all human rights violations and attacks against civilians.
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They did not initially fight the Syrian Army unless attacked.
Effectively cutting off access was more difficult in Aleppo because rebels controlled more terrain there than in other cities.
The Russian bombing campaign included strikes against rebel forces in Aleppo.
Between 27—29 April, the FSA and launched an operation in the old city of Aleppo and in the Jdeideh District, which included tunnel bombs and the shelling of buildings where soldiers were stationed.
It noted, however, that the destruction was mostly concentrated in the rebel-held part of the city: about 70 to 80 percent of the destruction was in the east.
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