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By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the city in a Russian-backed offensive that appears to have buried any hope for diplomacy. The United Nations Security Council will meet at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) to discuss the sharp escalation in violence since a ceasefire collapsed last week. Capturing the rebel-held half of Syria's largest city, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped, would be the biggest victory of the civil war for President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
(Reuters) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat crash early on Sunday in Florida, according to a statement by the team and local media reports. "The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the loss of Jose Fernandez," the Major League Baseball team said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time." Fernandez was one of three people killed in the boating incident off Miami Beach, the Miami Herald reported.