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Syria's Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief 'appalled'

Aleppo - UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation" in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo where residents cowered indoors as air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians.

Apocalyptic scenes in streets of Syria's ravaged Aleppo

Aleppo - With pools of blood and shredded bodies on the streets, the rebel-held east of Syrian city Aleppo has been reduced to an apocalyptic battlefront under relentless regime and Russian bombardment.

Syria's Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief 'appalled'

Aleppo - Residents in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors Saturday as fierce air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians, after diplomatic efforts to revive a ceasefire failed.

Syrian, Russian aircraft pound rebel-held Aleppo

Aleppo - Residents in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo cowered in their homes on Saturday as relentless missile strikes and barrel bomb attacks pounded the besieged eastern half of the divided city.

Missiles blast Aleppo as Syria army readies ground assault

Aleppo - Missiles rained down on rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo on Friday, causing widespread destruction that overwhelmed rescue teams, as the army prepared a ground offensive to retake the city.

Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

Aleppo - Syrian and Russian aircraft pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday, a monitor said, after the army announced a new offensive aimed at retaking all of the divided second city.

Syria army announces offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

Damascus - Syria's army announced the launch Thursday of an offensive to retake the rebel-held east of the battleground city of Aleppo, warning residents to keep away from positions held by anti-regime fighters.

Dozens of air strikes in Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo - Dozens of air strikes battered Aleppo and its outskirts overnight, AFP's correspondent in the battleground northern Syrian city said Wednesday.

Raids shake Syria's Aleppo as UN holds crisis talks

Aleppo - Intense air raids shook Syria's Aleppo and killed a team of medics as the UN Security Council held crisis talks Wednesday on reviving a failed ceasefire.

Op-Ed: Were there deliberate attempts to wreck the Syrian peace deal?

The recent ceasefire negotiated by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, created tension between the U.S. Pentagon and the Department of State.

Raids across Syria battlefronts after aid convoy hit

Aleppo - Air raids and shelling pounded key battlefronts in Syria on Tuesday, as outrage mounted over a strike on an aid convoy hours after Syria's military declared an end to a week-long truce.

Aid convoy attacked as Syria ceasefire collapses

Aleppo - A convoy delivering aid to Syrians in Aleppo province was hit by a deadly air strike hours after the Syrian military declared an end to a week-long ceasefire, with an outraged UN warning it could amount to a war crime.

Rebel-held east Aleppo bombarded as Syria truce ends

Aleppo - Heavy bombing pummelled rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Monday, an AFP correspondent in the city said, less than two hours after Syria's army announced the end of a week-long truce.

Assad calls raid that hit Syria army 'flagrant American aggression'

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described the deadly US-led coalition raid on his forces in eastern Syria at the weekend as "flagrant American aggression".

Syria truce 'to end Monday evening'

Damascus - The Syria truce deal brokered by the United States and Russia is set to expire Monday evening at 7:00pm (1600 GMT), a senior military source in Damascus told AFP.

Besieged Syrian kids play with swings made of rockets

Duma - Syrian children love playgrounds like kids all over the world but in rebel-held towns near Damascus swing sets are made of spent rockets and jungle gyms are tucked underground.

Soldiers replace tourists in Aleppo's battered Old City

Aleppo - Instead of colourful, handmade caps for sale to Syrians and foreign tourists, Zakaria Mosuli -- the last tailor in Aleppo's battered Old City -- now sews military headwear almost exclusively for soldiers.

Fierce shelling, clashes in east of Syria capital

Damascus - Fierce fighting and clashes between regime forces and rebels rocked the eastern edge of Syria's capital on Friday, an AFP correspondent and military source said, despite a fragile truce across the country.

Food aid for Aleppo still stuck on Syria border

Aleppo - Food aid for desperate civilians in eastern Aleppo remained stuck on the Syrian border on Friday, the fourth morning of a fragile internationally-brokered truce in the war-ravaged country.

John Kerry's Syria agreement creates conflict with Pentagon

The deal between Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated with Russia for a ceasefire in Syria has increased the tension between Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
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