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Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy ‘on life support’

Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy ‘on life support’

Oct 02, – Fighting continued to intensify a week into a new Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to capture rebel-held eastern Aleppo and crush the last urban stronghold of a revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that began in 2011. Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper […]

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries ‘bloodbath’

Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries ‘bloodbath’

Oct 01, – Syria’s army was advancing on two Aleppo fronts, as talks between key players Washington and Moscow — which back opposing sides in the war — appeared close to collapse. As Syrian regime forces advanced in Aleppo, backed by a deadly Russian air campaign, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) decried the “bloodbath,” saying the […]

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia dismisses Syria campaign death toll allegation

Russia dismisses Syria campaign death toll allegation

Sep 30, – The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday that more than 9,300 people — including some 3,800 civilians — had been killed in the year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar Al-Assad. Russia on Friday dismissed an accusation its bombing campaign in Syria has killed thousands […]

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Children starving in rebel-held Yemen fishing village

Children starving in rebel-held Yemen fishing village

Sep 29, – Even before the outbreak of violence in 2011, malnutrition was a chronic problem in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country. With their eyes bulging, stomachs swollen and bones visible, children in the rebel-held fishing village of Al-Khukha are facing starvation as Yemen’s conflict shows no signs of ending. The situation is so bad […]

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raids hit 2 largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo

Raids hit 2 largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo

Sep 28, – President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of air strikes on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo since Syria’s regime announced a bid last week to retake all of the divided city. An air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air strike hits major Aleppo hospital- medical workers

Air strike hits major Aleppo hospital- medical workers

Sep 28, – “The warplane flew over us and directly started dropping its missiles on this hospital… at around 4 a.m.,” Mohammad Abu Rajab, a radiologist at the M10 hospital, told media. “The rubble fell in on the patients in the intensive care unit.” Air strikes hit a hospital in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in the […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

Sep 28, – Desperate residents describe horrific scenes in Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, with hospitals and underground shelters hit by indiscriminate airstrikes that the U.N. said may amount to a war crime. With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Aleppo battered as Russia slams ‘unacceptable’ rhetoric

Aleppo battered as Russia slams ‘unacceptable’ rhetoric

Sep 27, – A fresh wave of intense air strikes battered Aleppo’s opposition-controlled east, said an correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. Syria’s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called “unacceptable” Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes. During […]

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria’s Aleppo

Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria’s Aleppo

Sep 26, – At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to demand Russia rein in its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and halt intense air strikes, Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes. The US accused Moscow of “barbarism” over the worsening carnage in Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded […]

September 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen

Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen

Sep 25, – Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts, they said, adding the nine dead included three children and their parents. Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the […]

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