Tag: Aleppo

Syrian Army seizes Aleppo’s central district from terrorists

Syrian government forces have re-captured Aleppo’s central district of al-Farafirah from terrorists, state outlet SANA reported, citing army sources. According to SANA, the Syrian Army is now in control of al-Farafirah with sappers currently clearing the area from “mines and improvised explosive devices planted by terrorists.” “The army retook control of the entire al-Farafirah district […]

Syria war: Those bombing Aleppo ‘must answer to God’

Pope Francis has decried the bombing of Aleppo in Syria, saying those responsible for killing civilians will have to answer to God. Speaking in St Peter’s Square in Rome, he called it “an already martyred city, where everybody is dying”. Russian-backed Syrian government forces have launched a fierce campaign to take control of rebel-held eastern […]

Syrian regime army begins assault on 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.   At least 30 strikes hit the rebel-held east of the city during the night and early on Friday, killing at least three people, the […]

Aleppo targeted by cluster bombs dropped by Syrian government forces or Russian allies

Whole streets of Aleppo are in flames after cluster bombs thought to have been dropped by Syrian government forces or their Russian allies targeted rebel-held areas of the city.   The attacks came hours after some of the heaviest bombing for months in the devastated city, following the breakdown of a ceasefire and vows by […]

Aleppo enters second day of bombing in new Syrian army offensive

A heavy bombardment of rebel-held east Aleppo entered a second day on Friday, hours after the Syrian military announced a major new offensive against the city that ended all talk of restoring a US-Russian ceasefire and raised questions over whether the it had been a tactical ploy by the Assad regime and its Russian sponsors. […]

Aleppo ablaze as resumed fighting intensifies

Heavy fighting gripped the outskirts of Syria’s second city Aleppo on Thursday after air strikes pounded rebel-held districts through the night triggering major fires.   Opposition activists accused the Syrian government and its Russian ally of dropping incendiary bombs as volunteer firefighters battled to contain the blazes in the already devastated city.   An AFP […]