Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

Syrian rebels have called for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians, after withdrawing from their last strongholds in Aleppo’s old city. They said civilians were in great danger and they would support any initiative to ease their suffering. The US and five Western powers also put out a joint statement calling for… Read More Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

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Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

Syrian government troops control of 50% of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo, a military spokesman has told the BBC. Gen Samir Sulaiman said he hoped all of Aleppo would be in government hands within weeks. Gen Sulaiman was speaking a day after the army seized another district, Tariq al-Bab, from the rebels opposing President Bashar… Read More Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

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Syrian forces liberate southeast Aleppo district from militants’ grip

Syrian government troops and their allies have managed to retake full control of a neighborhood southeast of Aleppo, which has been turned into a major frontline in the fight against terrorists. An unidentified Syrian military source announced the recapture of the Sheikh Saeed district on Wednesday. However, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed… Read More Syrian forces liberate southeast Aleppo district from militants’ grip

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Aleppo siege: Third of rebel-held Syria city taken by forces

Syrian government forces have captured more than a third of rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo. The advance, after heavy bombing from the air, is a major blow for the armed opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. State TV said government troops were dismantling mines and explosives and continuing their advance. Thousands of civilians have fled the… Read More Aleppo siege: Third of rebel-held Syria city taken by forces

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Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals ‘knocked out by bombardment’

Some of the heaviest bombardment so far on Aleppo has left rebel-held parts of the Syrian city virtually without medical facilities, observers say. The World Health Organization says all makeshift hospitals there are out of service, after five days of air and artillery strikes by government forces. Other reports suggest some that hospitals are operational… Read More Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals ‘knocked out by bombardment’

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Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

A hospital, blood bank and ambulances are reported to have been hit as Syrian government aircraft and artillery bombarded rebel-held eastern Aleppo. The director of the Bayan Children’s Hospital was forced to take shelter in the facility’s basement. Activists say at least 32 people, including children, have been killed in Aleppo over the past two… Read More Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

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Syria conflict: Food rations run out in rebel- held Aleppo

The last remaining food rations are being distributed in besieged rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN has said. Humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland warned that without a resupply there would be no food left to hand out next week to the 275,000 people living there. Mr Egeland ruled out airdrops of… Read More Syria conflict: Food rations run out in rebel- held Aleppo

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Syrian army retakes key Aleppo district from militants

Syrian army forces and allied fighters have managed to wrest control of a strategic neighborhood on the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo as the city has turned into a major frontline in the Damascus government’ anti-terror fight. An unnamed military source told Syria’s SANA news agency that the army and its allies regained full control of… Read More Syrian army retakes key Aleppo district from militants

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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 says rebels fired “hundreds” of missiles on western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians. In response, Russia’s defence ministry said it had asked permission from President Vladimir Putin to resume air strikes against the… Read More Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

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