Sunday, October 2, 2016

Syrian Army Prepares For A Final Assault On Rebel-Held Aleppo

Reuters: Syria presses Aleppo advance, as U.N. says hospitals near collapse

Syrian government and allied forces advanced north of Aleppo, pressing their week-long offensive to take the insurgent-held part of the city after dozens of overnight air strikes hit the besieged eastern sector, state media and a monitor said on Sunday.

The Syrian military, supported by Iran-backed militias and Russian air power, began their offensive to take control of the whole of the divided city of Aleppo after a week-long ceasefire broke down last month.

An initial air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces more than a week ago was later reinforced by a ground offensive seeking to establish control over the besieged insurgent-held eastern half of the city.

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More News On The Battle For Aleppo

Syria army advances as outrage mounts over hospital raid -- AFP
Syria conflict: Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital -- BBC
Bombing in Aleppo puts another major hospital out of service -- Washington Post
Aleppo Siege: Bombs Hit Hospital in Rebel-Held Syrian City, Nurse Says -- NBC
Syria, Russia Ignore Warnings On Aleppo Bombings As Assault Continues -- RFE
Shia fighters join Assad's troops to prepare for final assault on Aleppo -- The Telegraph
Syria conflict: Besieged areas of Aleppo a 'living hell' -- BBC
Syria's east Aleppo facing inhuman 'savagery': UN -- AFP
Russia warns US not to attack Syrian regime -- CNN
Putin threatens Obama with 'repercussions' if US jets attack Syrian government aircraft bombing Aleppo hospital -- Daily Mail
Aleppo: Maps and pictures show how a once great city was reduced to rubble by Assad's bombs -- IBTimes

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