Aleppo fighting spreads amid accusations of gas attack

Oct 31, 2016

Aleppo fighting spreads amid accusations of gas attack

Syrian rebels opened a new front in Aleppo as fighting spread on the third day of a major insurgent counterattack to break the government’s siege of the opposition-held part of the city, and each side accused the other of using poison gas. The rebels, ...

U.S. says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

Oct 29, 2016

U.S. says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

The United States on Friday accused the Syrian regime of using “starvation as a weapon of war” — a war crime under the Geneva Conventions — stepping up the rhetoric against President Bashar Assad and his Russian backers. Rejecting the Kremlin’s claims that attacks ...

Oct 29, 2016

Russian jets had mistaken 'near miss' with U.S. planes over Syria

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. warplane over eastern Syria, U.S. defense officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace. The “near miss” occurred late on Oct. 17 when a Russian jet that ...