Friday, September 23, 2016

The Rebel Held Part Of The Syrian City Of Aleppo Is Under Intense Bombardment. Syrian Army Prepares For A Ground Offensive

New York Times: ‘Doomsday Today in Aleppo’: Assad and Russian Forces Bombard City

Syrian government forces and their Russian allies launched a major new offensive on opposition-held areas of Aleppo on Friday, bombarding the city with dozens of airstrikes and threatening to launch a ground invasion.

A video shot by a witness showed buildings burning after an airstrike on the Mwasalat neighborhood in the eastern part of the city.

The escalation was the clearest sign yet that efforts to restore a cease-fire that ended this week had failed, and that the Syrian government and its Russian backers had returned to trying to stamp out the rebel movement and seize ground through military force.

The bombing Thursday night and Friday morning shook the ground and made streets impassible, according to anti-government activists in Aleppo.

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More News On The Battle For Aleppo

Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive -- Reuters
Syria war: Missiles hit Aleppo as army readies ground assault -- ABC Online
Missiles blast Aleppo as Syria army readies ground assault -- AFP
Scores killed as Syrian jets pound rebel-held Aleppo -- Al Jazeera
Syria's Government Has Launched an Offensive on Aleppo -- The Atlantic
Syrian Regime's New Offensive To Capture Aleppo Targets Rebel-Held Areas -- Newsweek
Aleppo strikes leave children trapped beneath rubble -- CNN
We will ignore the bombs to continue delivering humanitarian aid in Syria -- The Guardian
Lavrov to UN: Important not to let US-Russia agreements on Syria collapse -- RT
Kerry says 'bit of progress' with Lavrov on Syria -- AFP
Kerry sees a little Syria progress, Russia criticizes United States -- Reuters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A white helmet for every jihadi...interesting strategy.