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Children in Aleppo trapped in “living nightmare” - UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth - UNICEF (press release)

NEW YORK, 28 September 2016 – At least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in Eastern Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF said. “The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth ...and more »

Syria Army Advances As UN Decries Aleppo's 'Living Hell' - News Deeply

Forces allied with the Syrian government advanced over the weekend in Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian airstrikes continued to pound rebel-held areas of Syria's largest city. Written by Karam al-Masri and Layal Abou Rahal, Published on Oct. 3, 2016, Read ...and more »

Analysis: Why Assad's Propaganda Isn't As Crazy As It Seems - News Deeply

The Syrian government's recent tourism videos of beautiful scenery and nightlife look ludicrous to Westerners who know the brutal truth about Aleppo – but the West isn't the intended audience for this publicity blitz. Written by Annia Ciezadlo ...and more »

Syria's war: 'Russian air raids kill 9400 in one year' - Aljazeera.com

More than 9,000 people, including nearly 4,000 civilians, have been killed in one year of Russian air raids in Syria, according to a monitoring group, as fierce fighting near the besieged city of Aleppo continues. Russia launched an air campaign on ...and more »

Activists: 3800 Syrian civilians killed in a year of Russian airstrikes - CNN

(CNN) Around 3,800 civilians, almost a quarter of them children, have been killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria in the year since Russia began its air campaign there, according to a UK-based monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights ...and more »

The Islamic State and Assad: Two sides of the same coin - Washington Post

Frederic C. Hof is director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. Political extremism in Syria — the kind that combines irreligious sectarianism in the name of Islam with transnational terrorism — depends on Bashar al ...and more »

Aleppo hospital raid: Ex-Assad classmate speaks out - Aljazeera.com

Moments after the news of the aerial bombardment of rebel-held Aleppo's largest hospital got to him, Dr Zaher Sahloul reached for his phone. "I talked with one of the nurses," Sahloul tells Al Jazeera from Atlanta, Georgia. "He was screaming for help ...and more »

UN slams Russia, Syria for killing children in Aleppo - VICE News

At least 96 children have been killed and 223 injured in eastern Aleppo in the past week, UNICEF said Thursday, with some left to die on the floor of hospitals due to lack of medical supplies. Syrian and Russian forces have been bombarding rebel-held ...and more »

Sectarian fighters mass for battle to capture east Aleppo - The Guardian

People dig in the rubble in an ongoing search for survivors at a site hit previously by an airstrike in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria on Monday. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters. Syria. Sectarian fighters mass for ...and more »

Aleppo: The Capital of Western Indifference - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. BEIRUT—For at least a year before the summer of 2016, civilians and fighters in rebel-held East Aleppo prepared for a siege they believed was both avoidable and ...and more »