Talk:Aleppo

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Armani + Mitanni[edit]

User talk:66.214.143.69, User talk:198.228.216.17, User talk:166.137.210.22 and User talk:198.228.216.46 I asked you several times to have a discussion, please contribute and give a reason for putting Armenians link even after linking Armani to its article, also please refrain from adding Armenian to Mitanni, the consensus is that mitanni wasn't an Armenian state, the citation you are giving was discussed in the Mitanni Talk page Talk:Mitanni#Regarding Petrie source in Historical Context and it was considered a mere conclusion not a fact, so you cant call Mitanni an Armenian-Hurrian kingdom--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 21:42, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Obvious violations of NPOV[edit]

The "Syrian Civil War" section is obviously biased towards government forces and against the FSA. The first four paragraphs are fine, but the subsequent content is heavily oriented towards criticism of the FSA. An example: "The Free Syrian Army has reportedly rounded up and executed prominent supporters of Bashar al-Assad and pro-regime activists.[66] A series of car bomb attacks[67][68][69] and extensive looting[70] have been attributed to forces loyal to the Free Syrian Army." Source 66 does not even mention the FSA. Sources 67 and 68 mention car bombings but do not attribute them to the FSA. Source 70 is an opinion piece, blatantly violating the criteria for reliable sources, and even then does not mention the FSA. Can everyone agree that this needs to be removed or rephrased? B14709 (talk) 20:16, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

I both agree and dont agree with you, the crimes attributed to the FSA are true so its not biased against them, BUT there is practically no mention of the crimes committed by the government. its clearly mentioned that the FSA blow the historic building but the editor failed to mention that it was the government air strikes that destroyed the old souq !!! its like when the FSA do a crime it immediately published but when the government do something its always attributed to the conflict in general and not to the government and that's so biased, not to forget the barrels attacks which left not only the old city but most of the city destroyed ... so I agree with you, this section should either be deleted or balanced..--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 23:58, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
The Old souq was burnt by the armed militants and not destroyed by the air strikes. However, the car bombs, looting and the destroy of many historic buildings are clearly attributed to al-Nusra Front, the FSA and the Islamic Front. Until July 2012, Aleppo has been the most safe city in Syria, until the armed groups entered to the eastern neighborhoods and the Old city. And yes, they executed pro-Assad people as well as officers and members of internal security forces residing in their branches.--Zyzzzzzy (talk) 05:09, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
@Attar-Aram syria: @Zyzzzzzy: I think both of you may be conflating the FSA with rebels in general. It is true that rebels destroyed the Carlton Hotel, but no sources I've found implicated the FSA; it seems the Islamic Front was responsible. And again, most of the sources listed at the top of the section do not mention the FSA, only "rebels" and "terrorists." B14709 (talk) 15:56, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
@Zyzzzzzy: the Fsa was inside the Souq .. they will not destroy it over their heads ... and why wasnt it mentioned that the regime also killed whomever activists they could reach ? why wasn't it mentioned that the criminal low life air force intelligence agency used to throw burned bodies outside its headquarters ,but one see what they want ... any way this syrian war topic is the one topic I try to avoid .. so i have no interest in editing it.. but something should be mentioned about the barrels attack that whipped out entire neighborhoods and its a much more serious crime than the Carlton hotel
@B14709:you can change the phrase FSA to the phrase opposition .. they are still responsible for many crimes yet not compared to the regime .. believe me both assad and the opposition are pieces of garbage, murderers , thieves and cruel --Attar-Aram syria (talk) 16:16, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. B14709 (talk) 16:31, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Timeline of Aleppo[edit]

What is missing from the recently created city timeline article? Please add relevant content. Contributions welcome. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 15:22, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

ISIS[edit]

Not a mention of John Cantlie and the ISIS videos, no mention of kidnap and torture and recent beheading and evidence of past ISIS crimes here, why?

ISIS presence recent beheading Swedish nationals prosecuted

--Pennine rambler (talk) 21:56, 5 February 2016 (UTC) Whats for Aleppo residents as a reward? For cooperation and friendship with <Voennaia Rozvedka>. More than in Turkey or less?PoliceOfficer12345678 (talk) 12:53, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

out of date?[edit]

I see nothing in this about the fact that aleppo is currently literally burning.184.60.31.237 (talk) 01:21, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Too many details[edit]

Events such as bombing or airstrikes is happening too frequently to be included in this article. The section "Syrian Civil War" should only include events such as large-scale military operations or other events that may be recorded in the city's history. My opinion is that the paragraph of Russia bombing a hospital should be removed, as bombing of hospitals is reported every month. Detailed news also makes the article biased. Esiymbro (talk) 12:03, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

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Population/density aren't accurate[edit]

This article lists Aleppo with a population of 2.1 million, an area of 190km^2, and a density of 210 per sqkm. One of these numbers is massively off, and given the metro population is listed at 2.1 million as well, perhaps the actual city's population is unknown? Rip-Saw (talk) 16:37, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


80% Sunni population - I assume that number is pre-war. Any % for the current situation. With ISIS involved the number still there must be almost 100%. 2601:181:8301:4510:B4BF:3672:E696:4BF3 (talk) 22:12, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

There is no ISIS in Aleppo.--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 22:41, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

See also section[edit]

Having been reverted a second time without explanation, this time by Iñaki Salazar, I'm wondering (1) why and (2) how they reconcile their position with MOS:EMBED. 207.161.217.209 (talk) 03:10, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

There being no response, I'll restore the changes. 207.161.217.209 (talk) 03:23, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

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Timeliness[edit]

Timeliness tag added due to many of the cultural/social facts stated as if they are still currently true (eg. Aleppo is a quickly growing city, there's lots of construction currently happening...). With current destruction it's difficult to keep up with particulars, but clearly Aleppo has fundamentally changed in the last few years. Other, more knowledgeable, editors would be useful here. Sweet kate (talk) 00:22, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

As far as I know the pictures are outdated so they should be replaced by current ones.Xx236 (talk) 07:03, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Aleppo is the most populous city in Syria, with a population of 2,132,100 - rather was.Xx236 (talk) 07:47, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Contradictions[edit]

There are contradictions between the figures relating to denominations in the text and the graph.

--Muzyk98 (talk) 15:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

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Photos of Aleppo on Wikimedia Commons[edit]

For years, Syria has been the scene of a bloody civil war resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, and the destruction of entire cities. The recent image donation by the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (the National Museum of World Cultures) in the Netherlands shows another Syria. Many of these photos were taken in the 1980s and show scenes of daily life and images and cities not yet devastated by war. Other images show objects from the collection of the museum. A number of these photos were taken in and around Aleppo and may be of relevance here. Together, they form a valuable resource on Syria for the various Wikimedia projects. The upload consists of 352 photos in total and can be accessed here. It coincides with a photo exhibition in the NMvW on Aleppo. The upload was part of the project The Netherlands and the World, which aims to make accessible Dutch collections on non-European heritage. Kind regards, --AWossink (talk) 11:09, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

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