Tag: Aleppo

Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

Rebels in Syria have announced a big offensive aimed at breaking the government siege of east Aleppo. A UK-based monitoring group said the rebels had fired “hundreds” of missiles into western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians. They are also reported to have targeted al-Nayrab military airport to the east. About 275,000 people have been […]

Aleppo bombing ‘kills 14 members of one family’

Fourteen members of one family have died in an air strike on rebel-held east Aleppo, volunteer rescuers say. Eight children and two women were among the dead, said the civil defence force known as the White Helmets. An Aleppo resident told the BBC the city had endured heavy bombing in the past 24 hours, with […]

Russia Syria halting Aleppo airstrikes

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Syrian warplanes on Tuesday halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary truce that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said.   According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for […]

Aleppo bombing ‘kills 14 members of one family’

Fourteen members of one family have died in an air strike on rebel-held east Aleppo, volunteer rescuers say. Eight children and two women were among the dead, said the civil defence force known as the White Helmets. An Aleppo resident told the BBC the city had endured heavy bombing in the past 24 hours, with […]

Kerry Opens a New Diplomatic Push for a Cease-Fire in Aleppo

Secretary of State John Kerry will mount a fresh effort on Saturday to pursue a cease-fire for the besieged city of Aleppo by meeting with representatives from the regional powers most directly involved in the Syria conflict, American officials said on Wednesday.   Just last week the Obama administration suspended talks with Russia on Syria […]

Russia and Egypt to hold joint military exercises for the first time

Egypt’s armed forces will hold joint military exercises with their Russian counterparts on Egyptian soil for the first time from Oct. 15-26, Cairo’s military spokesman said on Wednesday.   Days ago Egypt backed a Russian resolution in the U.N. Security Council on Syria that removed the demand for an end to air strikes on Aleppo […]

No-fly zone in Aleppo would protect Al-Nusra

Creating a no fly zone in the Syrian city of Aleppo would mean protecting Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, who should instead be the target of international airstrikes together with Islamic State, Franco Frattini, Italy’s former foreign minister, told RT. “It was a mistake from the Western coalition in not highlighting the distinction between the so-called moderate […]

Divided UN council fails to act to ‘save Aleppo’

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia on Saturday vetoed a UN draft resolution demanding an end to the bombing of Aleppo, but its own rival measure on a truce in Syria’s war-battered city was rejected.   The failure of the two resolutions deepened divisions at the Security Council between Damascus ally Moscow and the […]

U.N. Syria Envoy Offers to Escort Rebel Fighters From Aleppo

The top United Nations diplomat for the Syria conflict proposed a new truce on Thursday, in hopes of averting what he called the destruction of rebel-held eastern Aleppo by Russian and Syrian forces. He offered to personally escort the jihadist fighters in the area to safety if the bombing is halted.   The proposal by […]

Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo

Russia has said it will carry on bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria, defying US demands to stop. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that the Russian air force would continue its support of the Syrian armed forces. He also urged Washington to deliver on a pledge to separate moderate Syrian opposition fighters from […]