Reuters: Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the high ground in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters.
Planes also continued to pound residential parts of the town, flattening buildings, rebels and residents said. More than 250,000 civilians are trapped in the besieged opposition sector and there is growing concern about the escalation in violence since a ceasefire, announced just two weeks ago, unraveled.
The United Nations Security Council is due to meet at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) to discuss the fighting but the latest campaign for a decisive battlefield victory by President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies appears to have buried any hope for diplomacy.
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Syrian War news Updates -- September 25, 2016
Syrian rebels reverse government gains in Aleppo stalemate -- AP
Fresh strikes pound Aleppo ahead of UN Syria talks -- AFP
Fierce battle rages on in eastern Aleppo as Syrian and Russian planes continue attacks -- IBTimes
Syria's Aleppo Reels from Air Strikes, UN Chief 'Appalled' -- AFP
Syria: 6 children killed by barrel bombs in Aleppo offensive, say activists -- CNN
Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels -- Fiscal Tiems/Reuters
Syria says belief in victory in war against terrorism 'even greater' -- Reuters
Rebels: Peace talks futile with Aleppo bombing -- Reuters
Aleppo 'dying': UN fears catastrophe as Assad launches ferocious blitz and the city's water is shut off -- Daily Mail
Water 'flowing again' in western Aleppo but east remains at risk, UN charity warns -- ITV
Syrian Army forces pour into area near Israel border, prepare operation -- Jerusalem Post
Turkey keen on coalition push in Raqqa -- News.com.au
Turkey could only join US Raqa op without Kurds, says Erdogan -- AFP
Russia, Turkey Reach a 'Gentleman’s Agreement' on Syrian Airspace -- Sputnik
France, UK, US Call Emergency UN Security Council Meeting Over Aleppo Violence -- Sputnk
Call for emergency UN meet amid regime assault in Syria -- Al Jazeera
Kerry's ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria -- Reuters
Western powers slam Russia’s action in Syria -- Financial Times
Obama says Syria war 'haunts' him -- CNN
Syria Believes It's on Way to Military Victory -- AP
What will it take to end Syria's war? -- Upfront/Al jazeera