Syrian pro-government forces advance on a road through the town of Khanasser, which is the sole link between government-held areas in and around Aleppo and those in the rest of the country, after they reportedly recaptured it from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on February 29, 2016. The Syrian army …

Amid Syrian Attacks, Medical Agency Pleads for Aleppo Access

An international medical aid agency is pleading for access to treat the wounded in the eastern, rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo even as government forces press on with their offensive to retake that part of the city.

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Russian Bombers Hit Aleppo as Rebels Fight On

Rebels said on Tuesday they repelled a Syrian army offensive in southern Aleppo as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to pound residential areas in besieged parts of the city where thousands of civilians are trapped.

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Russian Warplanes Take Off From Iran to Target Islamic State in Syria

Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in Syria in a major development in the country’s civil war.