Washington Post: Syrian and Russian airstrikes continue major offensive to take back Aleppo
Syrian and Russian warplanes launched a fresh blitz on Aleppo on Saturday as government troops pressed a major offensive to take back the city.
In the rebel-held eastern suburbs, residents said scores of civilians had been killed or injured, pushing doctors to work 24-hour shifts and treat patients on bloodied floors when beds ran out.
The attacks — ongoing since Monday — have shredded a cease-fire deal hailed by the United States and Russia as a rare chance to push the war toward peace talks and its eventual conclusion.
In its place are bombs, raining down with a ferocity unseen during five years of war.
A provisional death toll provided by local nongovernmental organizations on Saturday suggested that at least 92 people had been killed in the eastern suburbs since dawn.
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WNU Editor: The water supply to Aleppo's remaining 2 million civilians has been cut .... Syria bombings leave 1.75 million without running water in Aleppo (The Guardian). Just when one cannot believe that it can get worse .... it does.
More News On The Battle For Aleppo
Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war’s heaviest bombing -- AP
Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues -- Reuters
Syria conflict: Aleppo pounded as military presses offensive -- BBC
Syria conflict: Government and rebel forces fight for Aleppo -- ABC Online
'Ferocious' air strikes pummel Aleppo as ground gained -- Al Jazeera
Rebels Lose Ground as Syrian Military Pushes to Aleppo -- Newsweek
Aleppo residents plead for help as Syria fighting rages -- Al Jazeera
Syrian Forces Tighten Siege of Rebel-Held Areas in Aleppo -- NYT
Syrian regime, Russia tighten siege on Aleppo -- DW
Syria conflict: Air strikes leave Aleppo 'without water' -- BBC
UN: Nearly 2 million without running water in Aleppo -- AP
UN security council to meet on Syria as Assad’s troops tighten grip on Aleppo -- The Guardian
Syria conflict: UN chief 'appalled' by Aleppo escalation -- BBC
UN’s Ban Ki-moon appalled by 'chilling' attacks on Syria's Aleppo -- France 24
Assad has destroyed Syria. He gets the blame for that. But the U.S. let it happen -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg View