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CBC News crew captures airstrikes in east Aleppo

A CBC News crew in eastern Aleppo captured airstrikes on video and has confirmed through Syrian government officials that three neighbourhoods were hit.

Plumes of smoke tower over city after bombs hit

CBC crew captures plume over besieged Syrian city 1:03

The city is silent until another bomb drops and the sound of the explosion echoes through the eastern part of Aleppo.

A CBC News crew in Aleppo captured the airstrikes on video Tuesday and confirmed through Syrian government officials that three neighbourhoods were hit.

CBC's Margaret Evans reports from inside Syrian battle zone 1:40

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes killed at least three people and hit four other areas.

Aleppo has become the fiercest front in Syria's 5½-year war, pitting President Bashar al-Assad's forces supported by Russia, Iran and Shia militias against mostly Sunni rebels including some backed by Turkey, the U.S. and Gulf monarchies.

The city has been divided for years between a government-held western sector and rebel-held eastern districts.

The army and its allies managed to besiege eastern Aleppo this summer and launched a big offensive backed by a heavy bombardment in September, but in recent weeks, Moscow has said it was observing a pause in airstrikes.

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      The crew also captured the following images on the road to Aleppo on Monday: 

      CBC's Margaret Evans tours a devastated, empty neighbourhood in the embattled Syrian city 1:23

      With files from The Associated Press