For centuries, Aleppo was the largest city in the , and the 's third-largest after now and.
Retrieved 11 March 2012.
Although estimates from this time are very unreliable, it is believed that 230,000 people died, making it the earthquake in recorded history.
July 27: Helicopter gunships fire on several neighbourhoods.
The occurred in the city during the , and many parts of the city suffered massive destruction.
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