Rebels try to break Syria regime's siege of Aleppo

Aug 1, 2016

Rebels try to break Syria regime's siege of Aleppo

Syrian rebels launched an offensive aimed at breaking the government’s siege of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, where the U.N. estimates some 300,000 people are trapped with dwindling food and medical supplies. As the powerful, ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham faction announced the rebels’ campaign, residents in ...

Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Jul 31, 2016

Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Dozens of families and some opposition fighters started leaving besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, state media reported. The government completely closed the main ...

U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday, adding that if it proves a “ruse” it could ruin cooperation between Moscow and Washington. The 250,000 civilians ...

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

Jul 29, 2016

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city’s besieged quarters, underlining the government’s determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual ...

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

| Jul 24, 2016

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria is drawing questions over Russia’s intentions from skeptics in the U.S. government, European nations in the coalition against the Islamic State and the main Syrian opposition groups. ...