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 ...

Syrian government and rebels trade gas attack accusations

Aug 3, 2016

Syrian government and rebels trade gas attack accusations

eirut Syrian rebels accused government forces of launching toxic gas attacks on civilians in a town southwest of Aleppo on Tuesday. The government rejected the claim and accused the rebels of using chemical weapons themselves. Rebel sources provided video of people receiving treatment who ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Jul 12, 2016

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Rebels attacked Syrian government positions in the historic center of Aleppo on Monday in response to an offensive that cut a road leading into the opposition-held sector of the city, monitors and insurgents said. The shelling of government-held neighborhoods and intense street fighting came ...