The aftermath from the explosion in Aleppo's Old City
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Syrian rebels set off huge explosion in Aleppo

Rebels in Syria have set off a large explosion in the northern city of Aleppo which has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings.

A group called the Islamic Front has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The blast in the city's government-held area struck the Carlton hotel in the Old City, next to Aleppo's medieval citadel.

Opposition activists said that government troops were based there and that a number had been killed.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

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