A man riding a bicycle past burning tires on Monday in Aleppo, Syria. PHOTO: ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL/REUTERS
Wall Street Journal: Aleppo Conditions Worsen Under Siege
Opposition officials and aid workers said Syria and Russia aim to force quick surrender
The Syrian regime and its Russian allies are heavily bombarding hospitals, markets, utilities and aid warehouses in the besieged, rebel-controlled half of Aleppo, according to opposition officials and aid workers who said it was a concerted effort to force rebels and residents to surrender quickly.
The regime succeeded last month in encircling and cutting off the rebel-held eastern side of Aleppo after more than two years of attempts. The bombardment of infrastructure since has led to deteriorating humanitarian conditions for an estimated 300,000 people under siege, the officials and aid workers said.
Food supplies in the city are expected to last for only a few more weeks, according to the United Nations and aid agencies.
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More News On The Battle For The Syrian City of Aleppo
Rebel supporters in Aleppo created their own no-fly zone by burning tires -- Washington Post
Syrian rebels push to break government control of eastern Aleppo -- UPI
Rebels launch major assault to try to break Aleppo siege -- Reuters
Rebel shelling kills civilians in Syria's Aleppo -- Al Jazeera
Rebel shelling in Aleppo kills at least 30 people - including six children - as siege intensifies -- Daily Mail
Syria bombing: Aleppo resident says 25-30 dying daily -- BBC
Life among barrel bombs for Aleppo's children -- Al Jazeera
Syrian child actor killed as he tried to escape Aleppo -- Al Jazeera
Fate of Aleppo crucial to survival of Bashar Assad’s regime -- Ton Coghlan, The Australian/The Times
Aleppo: Syria's troubled city explained in numbers -- CNN