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Syria rebels reject Aleppo exit as army advances

Aleppo - Russia said Monday it would hold talks with Washington on a total rebel withdrawal from Syria's Aleppo, where the army has made sweeping advances, but opposition factions rejected any evacuation.

In Aleppo, dreaming of home but finding only rubble

Aleppo - Kafa Jawish hadn't slept in days, daydreaming of seeing her home in east Aleppo for the first time in four years, but when she arrived she found little more than rubble.

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

Aleppo - For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip.

Raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib, army advances in Aleppo

Idlib - Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria Sunday, a monitor said, as government forces advanced in fierce clashes with rebels in east Aleppo.

Fierce fighting in Syria's Aleppo as army advances

Aleppo - Fierce fighting shook east Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government forces pressed an assault that has seen them retake control of more than half of the former rebel stronghold.

Syrian army advances in Aleppo as civilians flee

Aleppo - Syria's army advanced in east Aleppo Saturday in a devastating assault that has placed it in control of more than half the former rebel stronghold and sparked a civilian exodus.

Aleppo family reunited after months separated by war

Afrine - Jomaa al-Qassem fell to his knees and burst into tears on the muddy floor outside a reception point for Syrians pouring out of war-ravaged eastern Aleppo.

Half of rebel Aleppo falls to Syrian forces

Aleppo - Syrian government forces have recaptured half the former rebel stronghold of east Aleppo, a monitor said Friday, in an offensive that has left bodies in the streets and sparked global outrage.

Desperate for respite, civilians brave Aleppo front line

Afrine - Fawwaz al-Ashaari stayed on in rebel-held east Aleppo through the loss of his eldest son and his home. But as fighting got closer, he joined a mass exodus to government territory.

Troops advance in Aleppo, Russia proposes aid corridors

Aleppo - Elite Syrian troops moved into east Aleppo Thursday ahead of a push into the most densely populated areas, as regime ally Russia called for corridors to bring in aid and evacuate wounded.

Two Israeli missiles hit near Damascus: Syria state TV

Damascus - The Israeli air force fired two missiles at dawn on Wednesday that hit near Damascus, without causing any casualties, Syrian state television said.

Aleppo 'giant graveyard' fears as thousands flee

Aleppo - The UN's aid chief warned Wednesday that Aleppo risked becoming a "giant graveyard" after more than 50,000 people were reported to have fled intense fighting between government and rebel forces.

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

Aleppo - The Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held parts of Aleppo sparked international alarm on Tuesday, with the UN saying nearly 16,000 people had fled the assault and more could follow.

Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo in major blow

Aleppo - Syria's rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.

Syria forces retake 3 Aleppo rebel areas, civilians flee

Aleppo - Government forces retook three rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive Sunday to retake Syria's second city.

Syria says largest rebel area in Aleppo retaken

Aleppo - Syrian state media said government forces Saturday captured the largest rebel-held district of Aleppo, in what would be a major breakthrough in its offensive to retake the entire second city.

Syria army advances in rebel-held east Aleppo

Aleppo - Syrian army units advanced in Aleppo on Friday and pounded rebel-held eastern neighbourhoods with air strikes and shelling, causing new deaths among besieged civilians and adding to their despair.

Aleppo civilians try to flee as Syria army advances

Aleppo - Dozens of civilians tried to flee rebel-held east Aleppo overnight but were forced back by gunfire, as the Syrian army on Wednesday pressed an offensive to recapture the whole city.

Civilians flee to southern Aleppo as regime advances

Aleppo - Syrian pro-government forces have pushed deeper into rebel-held eastern Aleppo, forcing civilians to flee to southern neighbourhoods to escape the onslaught as the regime pressed an assault to recapture the entire city.

US warns Syrian generals they will face trial

Damas - The United States on Monday named a dozen Syrian generals and officers accused of leading attacks on civilian targets and running torture prisons, warning they will one day face justice.
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