Monday, November 21, 2016

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates November 21, 2016

Al Jazeera: Fears grow in east Aleppo as government forces close in

Humanitarian situation turns from "terrible to terrifying", UN says, with 100,000 children trapped in urban fighting.

Syrian government forces and allied fighters advanced further into rebel-held Aleppo on Monday, pressing an offensive in defiance of international concern for the fate of the city and its beleaguered civilians.

"At least 36 people were killed in Monday's bombing," rescue worker Ibrahim Abu Leith told Al Jazeera. "These are the most violent attacks we've seen in five years."

The recapture of the rebel-held east, which fell from government control in 2012, would be the government's most significant victory since the conflict began more than five years ago.

The international community appeared unlikely to halt the government's advance, despite expressing outrage over rising civilian deaths and the targeting of hospitals and rescue-worker facilities in the east.

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The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates November 21, 2016

Fears grow for Aleppo civilians as Syria regime advances -- France 24
Syrian regime advances on rebel-held eastern Aleppo -- The Telegraph
Syria: Aleppo pounded by 'heaviest bombardment' since war began -- CNN
Aleppo's bloody week -- Euronews
Conditions in Aleppo 'Barely Survivable': UN Humanitarian Chief -- AP
Aleppo Hospital Airstrikes Limit Civilian Access to Trauma Care in Syria -- ABC News
Aleppo: Eyewitness describes aftermath of hospital attack -- CNN
Syrian war: Bashar al-Assad's forces advancing on rebel-held Aleppo as hospitals, schools and homes bombed -- The Independent
Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million ‘Living in Hell’ and Without Hospital Care -- NYT
Syria rejects U.N. proposal for autonomous rebel-held Aleppo -- UPI
Hundreds killed in the heaviest bombings in five years -- VICE News
Battle for Aleppo: Civilian casualties mount -- Al Jazeera
Russian MoD finds evidence of chemical weapons use by terrorists in Aleppo – MoD -- RT
Syria Rejects UN Plan to End Aleppo Airstrikes -- VOA
Devastating Photos of Life in Aleppo -- VICE News

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