Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates November 1, 2016

Think Progress: Aleppo’s future is bleak as war in Syria set to continue

Syria’s civil war is stretching into its sixth year. Half a million lives have been lost, and more than half the country’s population is currently displaced. And if recent news is any indication, things aren’t getting better any time soon.

In an interview with the New York Times in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he expected to stay president until at least the end of his current term in 2021. Ruling out any political changes in the foreseeable future, he also said the social fabric in Syria was “much better than before” the war.

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The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates November 1, 2016

Aleppo siege: Rebels accused over civilian deaths amid battle to end regime blockade -- ABC News Online
Russia hasn't used warplanes in Syria's Aleppo for 16 days — defense minister -- TASS
Kremlin says Aleppo rebel attacks jeopardize pause in air strikes -- Reuters
Russia threatens to resume full-scale bombing of Aleppo as rebels continue counter-offensive -- The Telegraph
Russia accuses rebels in Aleppo of killing civilians -- AP
Impossible to refuse jihadist help in Aleppo: Syria opposition -- AFP
John Kerry fears Aleppo could be bombed 'into smithereens' -- IBTimes
All sides may be committing war crimes in Aleppo, U.N. says -- Reuters
Syrian Government, Rebels Could Face Aleppo War Crimes Accusations -- VOA
Bashar al-Assad, Unrepentant, Says He Expects to Rule Syria Until 2021 -- NYT
Aleppo’s oldest residents fear they’ll die alone -- Washington Post
'We were living a real tragedy in east Aleppo': One family's journey across the city amid the bloodshed -- The Independent
In Syria's capital, the civil war suddenly seems far away -- L.A. Times

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