Two biggest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed

Sep 28, 2016

Two biggest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed

An airstrike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure. President Bashar Assad’s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage ...

U.S. accuses Russia of 'barbarism' over Aleppo bombardment

Sep 26, 2016

U.S. accuses Russia of 'barbarism' over Aleppo bombardment

nited Nations The U.S. accused Moscow of “barbarism” over the worsening carnage in Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded the city in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to demand ...

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Sep 25, 2016

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5½-year civil war. The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 ...

U.N. halts Syria aid convoys after 'savage' airstrike deemed deliberate

Sep 21, 2016

U.N. halts Syria aid convoys after 'savage' airstrike deemed deliberate

Volunteers were still dousing the fires from an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians as the U.N. announced Tuesday it was suspending overland aid deliveries in Syria, jeopardizing food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians. Confusion ...

Attack on Syria aid convoy leaves at least 12 dead

Sep 20, 2016

Attack on Syria aid convoy leaves at least 12 dead

At least 18 trucks in a 31-vehicle convoy delivering aid in Syria were hit on Monday in an attack a monitoring group said left 12 dead, prompting outrage from the United Nations. The convoy from the U.N. and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) ...

Separating Syrian rebels from 'terrorists' to be a task: Russia

Sep 15, 2016

Separating Syrian rebels from 'terrorists' to be a task: Russia

Russia said Wednesday that separating Syrian rebels from “terrorists” is a “key task” to ensure that the Russia-U.S.-brokered cease-fire continues to hold in Syria, where a relative calm has prevailed since the truce went into effect two days ago. Russian Lt. Gen. Victor Poznikhir ...