Dec 10, 2016

U.S. allies in Europe caution Trump over Syria strategy

Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus’ main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria. The diplomatic persuasion ...

200,000 Aleppo civilians face dire threat as Assad presses endgame

Dec 8, 2016

200,000 Aleppo civilians face dire threat as Assad presses endgame

Syria’s government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly shrinking opposition enclave. Facing a punishing and brutal defeat, rebel ...

Dec 7, 2016

Russian colonel dies from Aleppo rebel shelling

Russia said Wednesday that an army colonel working as a military adviser in Syria has died several days after being wounded by rebel shelling in Aleppo. “Ruslan Galitsky passed away in hospital as a result of his serious injuries. Russian army medics fought for ...

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo collapses

Dec 5, 2016

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo collapses

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave’s streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues. Medical officials secured yet another plot for the dead. But they ...