Assad regime presses Aleppo offensive with aid of Russian airstrikes

World Sep 6, 2016

Assad regime presses Aleppo offensive with aid of Russian airstrikes

The Syrian army and its allies, backed by Russian air power, are keeping up a heavy bombardment of insurgent positions in and around Aleppo, rebels said on Monday, pressing to complete their recapture of the city's strategic southern gateway. After reimposing a siege on rebel-held ...

Assad's allies reinstate siege around rebel-held parts of Aleppo

World Sep 5, 2016

Assad's allies reinstate siege around rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Syrian government forces and their allies again laid siege to rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, while Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from all the areas along its border, in two significant but separate developments in the multisided conflict. The fighting — two potential turning points ...

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

World 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 about ...

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

World 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 into ...

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

World 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 days ...

Russian planes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

World May 23, 2016

Russian planes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

Airstrikes hit the only road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo city on Sunday in the heaviest bombing since February, a rebel official and monitors said, jeopardizing access where around 300,000 Syrians live. Russian warplanes carried out the attacks on the Castello road, which was still ...

Syrian warplanes wage counterattack as rebels advance near Aleppo

World May 9, 2016

Syrian warplanes wage counterattack as rebels advance near Aleppo

Syrian warplanes attacked Islamist militants near the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, both sides said, as the government tried to push back a insurgent advance in the area. Dozens of airstrikes hit near the town of Khan Touman, which rebels took from forces loyal ...