ABC News Online: Syrian army launches intense air attacks after rebels 'break' Aleppo siege
Syrian and Russian warplanes have been pounding rebel-held positions in and around Aleppo, after fighters opposed to President Bashar al-Assad broke the siege of the city.
The surprise advance allowed opposition fighters to break through a strip of government-controlled territory on Saturday and connect with fighters in the encircled sector of eastern Aleppo.
But fierce fighting and continuous Russian and Syrian army air strikes in and around the area mean no safe passage for besieged east Aleppo residents has been established.
Fears are now growing in government-held western Aleppo that it might become besieged by rebels, as the main route south to Damascus for goods transport has now been severed.
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More News On The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo
Jets pound rebels after they break Aleppo siege -- Reuters
Syria army redeploys as rebels battle to retake Aleppo - AFP
Fighting rages in Aleppo after Syrian rebels breach government-imposed siege -- FOX News/AFP
Syria, Russia Engage in Major Bombing of al-Nusra Front Stronghold Near Aleppo -- Sputnik
Rebel coalition breaks siege of Aleppo in setback to Assad regime -- CNN
Rebel Offensive in Syria Challenges Government Siege of Aleppo -- NYT
Putin Senses Syria Victory That’ll Cement Assad, Confound U.S. -- Bloomberg