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Syria’s War: Raids Hit Aleppo As UN Holds Crisis Talks

A series of air strikes have killed a team of medics in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, an aid agency has said, as the UN Security Council holds crisis talks on reviving a failed ceasefire in the country. At least 13 aid workers were killed by raids in Khan Tuman, a village south of Aleppo city, on Wednesday, according to the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations.

September 22, 2016

As Syrian Army Sets Sights On Aleppo, Residents Flee A Broken City

By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ALEPPO, Syria — Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead. A woman with tired eyes walked away cradling a bottle of water and a few onions like she […]

August 1, 2014

‘Barrel Bomb’ Use In Syria On The Rise, Rights Group Says

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The Syrian government has escalated its use of “barrel bombs” against densely populated neighborhoods near Aleppo in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the indiscriminate and deadly explosives, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday. The report also appealed to Russia and China to cease blocking U.N. efforts […]

July 30, 2014