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Islamist rebels seize village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 73 people had been killed in the battle for Khan Touman, some 15 km (9 miles) southwest of Aleppo in a location near the Damascus-Aleppo highway. While multiple rebel sources said it had been captured, ...
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Syrians fleeing Aleppo join thousands stranded on Jordan border - ‎21 hours ago‎
A ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the United States yesterday brought some relief to the battered second city of Aleppo after 11 days of fighting, but President Bashar al-Assad warned he still sought a total, crushing victory over rebel forces there.
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US, Russia agree to extend truce to Aleppo

Reuters - ‎May 4, 2016‎
WASHINGTON The United States said on Wednesday it had agreed with Russia to extend a cessation of hostilities agreement to include Aleppo where intense day-long violence between Syrian rebels and government forces killed dozens of people.

Syrian community in Malta calls for peace in Aleppo

Times of Malta - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Syrian community in Malta held a silent protest in front of the law courts today to show support for relatives stuck in war-torn Syria and let them know they were not forgotten.

Syria's civil war: Efforts intensify to protect Aleppo - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Bombardment of the northern city of Aleppo shows no sign of ending even as the Syrian military extends a unilateral ceasefire around Damascus and opposition strongholds nearby for another 48 hours.

Rebuilding Syria's Aleppo under fire - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The project invites Aleppo's citizens - those still in the city and those displaced from it - to participate through providing information about destruction in the city, as well as by submitting blogs and reflections on their memories of and hopes for ...

Aleppo ceasefire provides brief respite: 'We are just tired of it all'

Syria Direct - ‎21 hours ago‎
AMMAN: A Russian–US, 48-hour ceasefire covering Aleppo province went into effect at 12:01AM Damascus time on Thursday, ushering in a “cautious calm” in Syria's second city after nearly two weeks of back-and-forth bombardment between rebels and ...
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Twin Bombings Strike Central Syria as Aleppo Ceasefire Begins

Newsweek - ‎May 5, 2016‎
A twin bomb attack on Thursday struck a regime-controlled area of Homs in central Syria on the same day that a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo began. The blasts in a square in Mukharram al-Fawqani in Homs province killed ...
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Priest in Aleppo: 'Never has the war been as terrible as it is now'

Catholic Herald Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
A Franciscan priest in bomb-stricken Aleppo has called for the prayers of Christians worldwide, describing what he calls the worst violence since the Syrian conflict began more than five years ago.

This Syrian Refugee From Aleppo Will Do Whatever It Takes to Get an Education

Huffington Post - ‎May 4, 2016‎
What if you had to make a decision between continuing to work as a child laborer to make ends meet for your family or planning to risk the choppy waters and dangerous journey of taking a refugee boat from Turkey to Greece?
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Russian orchestra performs at Palmyra amphitheatre used for ISIS executions; Aleppo deaths rise as Nusra seizes village

International Business Times, India Edition - ‎5 hours ago‎
In another part of Syria, the government lost ground to rebel groups, including the Nusra Front, which seized the Khan Touman village located near the Damascus-Aleppo highway, according to Reuters, which cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Atlantic Daily: Alberta's Wildfires, Aleppo's Doctors, South Africa's Tech Push

The Atlantic - ‎15 hours ago‎
Medicine in the Time of War: An air strike on a hospital in Aleppo recently killed more than 50 employees, including one of last remaining pediatricians in the city.

Aleppo: John Kerry calls for bombardment of city to end - ‎May 2, 2016‎
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has called on Syrian government forces and rebel groups to declare a ceasefire, particularly in Aleppo, as intense fighting continues to ravage the city. "Both sides - the opposition and the regime - have ...

Hospitals in Aleppo

The Nation - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Syrian Government of President Bashar Al-Assad revived memories of the gas attacks in Damascus, which led to its being forced to divest itself of chemical weapons, with the series of bombings of hospitals in Aleppo, which is one of the strongholds ...
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Video: Terrorism and the Battle for Aleppo

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 5, 2016‎
On May 3, militants launched a full-scale offensive in the city of Aleppo, targeting positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF).
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A Moment Of Hope For Syria? Amid Aleppo Carnage, Russia, US Extend Truce To Cover City

International Business Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
526632180 Syrian refugees protest the bombing in Aleppo, Syria, at a refugee camp in Greece, April 30, 2016. Photo: Rodrigo Avellaneda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images; Syria People walk on the rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the rebel ...
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US, Russia agree to extend Syria truce to Aleppo

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday said an upsurge in violence by al-Nusra Front militants had thwarted plans to extend a truce to Aleppo the previous day, Russian news agencies reported. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested on ...
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Bombardment of Syria city Aleppo continues for ninth days

CNBC - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday as a temporary "calm" declared by Syria's military took effect around Damascus and in the northwest.

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

Salon - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Nearly 300 people have been killed during this latest spate of violence in Aleppo, which has put the city at the center of the Syrian conflict and shattered the partial cease-fire.
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The final moments of Aleppo's last paediatrician caught on CCTV footage

Daily Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The final moments of Aleppo's 'last pediatrician', killed in a Russian airstrike as he began work last week, have been caught in chilling CCTV footage.