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Putin's Aleppo Gamble Pays Off

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎3 hours ago‎
Russian airpower and Iranian manpower have brought President Assad within five miles of completing the encirclement of Aleppo City, the largest urban center in Syria and an opposition stronghold since 2012. …The full encirclement of Aleppo City would ...
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More than 500 dead in Syria's Aleppo offensive

Al-Arabiya - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of sources for its figures, said the toll of 506 included 23 children killed in Russian air strikes on Aleppo city and its surroundings since the operation was launched on February 1.
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Aleppo synagogue sustains minor damage in Syria fighting

The Times of Israel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Once Syria's commercial and industrial hub, Aleppo has been divided since 2012, with the government controlling the western half and rebel factions holding the east.

State Dept. Envoy Brett McGurk: Aleppo Onslaught Sparking 'Catastrophe' - ‎1 hour ago‎
A top State Department official told Congress Wednesday that an attempt by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to encircle the city of Aleppo is causing "a humanitarian catastrophe" - but officials and outside experts tell NBC News the U.S. is not ...
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Syrian, Russian forces carrying out ethnic cleansing around Aleppo: Turkish PM

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
THE HAGUE - Syrian government forces backed by Russia are carrying out a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday. At a news briefing in The Hague with ...
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In Syria's Aleppo city, young boys box to drown out bombs

Yahoo News - ‎9 hours ago‎
"Because of the war in Syria and especially in Aleppo province, sports activities stopped altogether, including boxing," says Shaaban Kattan, who founded the club.
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Aleppo health facilities at breaking point as UN fears 300000 civilians could be isolated

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
Children in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, already suffering malnutrition, now face a government siege that could cripple the city and cut off supplies, warns a senior doctor.

US Won't Intervene in Syrian-Russian Assault on Aleppo: Pentagon - ‎1 hour ago‎
The U.S. military has no current plans to intervene against the Syrian regime and Russian assault on Aleppo or provide air drops to the starving civilians, a U.S.

For many Sudburians, Aleppo horror hard to ignore

The Sudbury Star - ‎14 hours ago‎
Aleppo is the second oldest city in the Middle East, said Gordon, with a population of 1.2 million beaten down to 400,000 people with little hope of escaping.
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Some Aleppo Refugees Heading for Kurdish-Held Regions of Syria

Voice of America - ‎16 hours ago‎
Some families fleeing the fighting in Aleppo are remaining in Syria and seeking refuge in the Kurdish region in the north. A VOA reporter in Kurdish Syria saw several trucks carrying families and their belongings.

With Russia's Help, Syrian Government Forces Are About To Take Aleppo

NPR - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Syrians are fleeing Aleppo under an intensifying Russian assault. Renee Montagne talks to Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's Ambassador to the U.N.

Damascus expects tough but short battle for Aleppo

euronews - ‎11 minutes ago‎
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government expects a tough battle for Aleppo, the city that has become the focal point of the country's long civil war, but is confident of victory and says it won't be a long fight.

Camps full as tens of thousands flee regime in Syria's Aleppo

Saudi Gazette - ‎4 hours ago‎
Beirut - Camps for the displaced along Syria's border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province. In and around the border town of Azaz, families are sleeping in the ...

Syria Forces Squeeze Rebels Around Aleppo

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
BEIRUT—Shiite fighters, largely from outside Syria, are advancing toward the country's largest city backed by Russian airstrikes, giving the Assad regime the most significant momentum it has had in years just days ahead of new cease-fire talks.
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Aleppo Codex named world treasure by UNESCO

Israel Hayom - ‎8 hours ago‎
Aleppo Codex, written over 1,000 years ago in Tiberias, is considered the most important and perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible in existence • Manuscript, which survived for centuries and was lost twice, now deemed "integral part of humanity's treasures.
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Asian rebels in Aleppo, Western blind spot

Asia Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Known as the 'Aleppo Uzbeks', various Uzbek groups such as Katibat al Taqhid wal Jihad (KTJ) and Imam Bukhari Jamaat (IBJ) have aligned with Al Nusra.

Syrians Fleeing Fighting In Aleppo Remain Stranded At Turkish Border

NPR - ‎22 hours ago‎
Syrians are fleeing to Turkey to seek safety from increased airstrikes around the city of Aleppo. But Turkey - already hosting more than 2 million Syrians - says it can't let them in yet.

CNN goes inside war-torn Aleppo

CNN - ‎22 hours ago‎
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Syria's Joint Offensive against Terrorists in Northern Aleppo, Supported by Russia

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Last weekend, the Syrian government forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, predominantly Kurds supported by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces launched a joint offensive in Northern Aleppo. On Feb.7, the Kurdish troops secured several ...