Monday, October 31, 2016

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates October 31, 2016

Al Jazeera: Syria: Rebel assault to break Aleppo siege slows

Rebel offensive to cross into city's east eases as regime forces fight back, and amid UN concern over civilian deaths.

A rebel assault to break the siege of Syria's Aleppo slowed on Monday amid fierce resistance from regime forces, as the UN said it was "appalled" by opposition fire on civilians.

Rebels launched a major assault on Friday, backed by car bombs and salvos of rockets, to break through government lines and reach the 250,000 people besieged in the city's east.

Aleppo has been hit by some of the worst violence in Syria's five-year conflict, turning the once-bustling economic hub into a divided and bombed-out symbol of the brutal war.

Since Friday, opposition factions have amassed on Aleppo's western outskirts in a bid to end the regime's three-month encirclement of the city's eastern districts.

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The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates October 31, 2016

Syria: Dozens dead as rebels try to break Aleppo siege -- Al Jazeera
Scores Dead as Syrian Rebels Battle to Break Aleppo Siege -- VOA
Syrian Rebels Keep Up Offensive Against Western Aleppo -- RFE
Aleppo: Opposition groups step up offensive -- CNN
Syrian military vows to repel Aleppo insurgent attack -- AP
Syrian army says rebel bombardment of Aleppo killed 84 in three days -- Reuters
What it's really like to be in the middle of the battle for Aleppo -- The Independent
Syrian rebels' Aleppo offensive could amount to war crimes, UN envoy warns -- The Guardian/AP
'End unlawful attacks in western Aleppo' – Amnesty Intl to armed opposition groups in Syria -- RT
Aleppo could be 'bombed into smithereens', warns John Kerry -- The Guardian

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