Stunned boy symbolizes Aleppo plight; Syria bombs U.S.-backed Kurds

Aug 19, 2016

Stunned boy symbolizes Aleppo plight; Syria bombs U.S.-backed Kurds

A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an airstrike became a symbol of civilian suffering in Aleppo Thursday, drawing worldwide attention. As international concern mounted, President Bashar Assad’s key ally, Russia, said it was ready to ...

Russia declares daily three-hour Aleppo cease-fires to let in aid

Aug 11, 2016

Russia declares daily three-hour Aleppo cease-fires to let in aid

Russia said on Wednesday there would be daily three-hour cease-fires in Syria’s Aleppo starting Thursday to allow humanitarian convoys to enter the city safely, a proposal the United Nations said it would consider. Aleppo is split into rebel- and government-held. The rebel-held east, where ...

Syrian regime, Hezbollah allies blast Aleppo rebel positions but gains denied

Aug 10, 2016

Syrian regime, Hezbollah allies blast Aleppo rebel positions but gains denied

Syrian government forces and their allies bombarded insurgents in southwestern Aleppo on Tuesday, close to where rebels recently opened a corridor into the city’s opposition-held eastern sector, pro-Damascus media reported. Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV said government forces had advanced to cut off rebel progress ...

Crucial battle for Aleppo poised to commence

Aug 9, 2016

Crucial battle for Aleppo poised to commence

Syrian regime forces and rebel factions sent hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo on Monday as both sides braced for a crucial battle to control the country’s second city. Fighting for Syria’s former economic powerhouse is intensifying after an opposition advance at the weekend broke ...

Aug 4, 2016

Conflicting Aleppo poison gas attack claims probed

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog Wednesday voiced concern over reports of a chlorine gas attack near the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo. Some 24 people reportedly suffered breathing difficulties in Saraqeb, a town 50 km (30 miles) south of Aleppo, after a barrel bomb ...