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Thousands more flee amid 'scorched earth policy' in Aleppo; UNICEF says all kids are traumatized - The Japan Times;

Thousands more flee amid 'scorched earth policy' in Aleppo; UNICEF says all kids are traumatized - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesThousands more flee amid 'scorched earth policy' in Aleppo; UNICEF says all kids are traumatizedThe Japan TimesBEIRUT/ALEPPO, SYRIA – Hundreds of Syrians stood in long lines Sunday, some getting on government buses, to flee the ever shrinking rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo as military troops and allied militias continued their push to regain full control ...and more »

The Guardian view on the fall of Aleppo: it will not end the suffering - The Guardian;

The Guardian view on the fall of Aleppo: it will not end the suffering - The Guardian

The GuardianThe Guardian view on the fall of Aleppo: it will not end the sufferingThe GuardianAlmost six years of war have devastated Syria. There is more to come, in spite of the Russian-backed regime's military advances. Pro-government forces hold Syrian flags in Aleppo's Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood on Saturday. Photograph: George ...and more »

US Sends 200 More Troops to Syria Days after Obama Lifts Ban on Arms Supplies to Rebels - Center for Research on Globalization;

US Sends 200 More Troops to Syria Days after Obama Lifts Ban on Arms Supplies to Rebels - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationUS Sends 200 More Troops to Syria Days after Obama Lifts Ban on Arms Supplies to RebelsCenter for Research on GlobalizationWith Assad on the verge of retaking Aleppo, and with it, regaining full control in the ongoing Syrian proxy war, we asked last week in “With Assad On Verge Of Historic Victory, Syrian Rebels Request A Ceasefire” how long before the US intervenes in an ...and more »

Syria activists say Islamic State has recaptured Palmyra, clashes in Aleppo continue - ABC Online;

Syria activists say Islamic State has recaptured Palmyra, clashes in Aleppo continue - ABC Online

ABC OnlineSyria activists say Islamic State has recaptured Palmyra, clashes in Aleppo continueABC OnlineIslamic State militants have reportedly seized the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra from Government troops despite a wave of Russian airstrikes, a major advance after a year of setbacks. Key points: Monitors say IS militants have forced troops to retreat ...and more »

Many in Aleppo See Choices Reduced to Displacement, Submission or Death - Wall Street Journal;

Many in Aleppo See Choices Reduced to Displacement, Submission or Death - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMany in Aleppo See Choices Reduced to Displacement, Submission or DeathWall Street JournalNow that rescue and medical operations have all but ceased in the rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, many of the estimated 150,000 civilians left there can hope only for a quick end. “People are praying for death rather than injury,” said ...and more »

Aleppo Rebels Continue Fighting As Syrian, Russian Forces Advance - The Inquisitr;

Aleppo Rebels Continue Fighting As Syrian, Russian Forces Advance - The Inquisitr

The InquisitrAleppo Rebels Continue Fighting As Syrian, Russian Forces AdvanceThe InquisitrRebels in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo continued to fight on Saturday in the few remaining sections of the city under their control as Syrian government forces aided by Russian air cover continued a campaign to drive them from their strongholds.and more »

John Kerry awarded with France's highest honour - Hindustan Times;

John Kerry awarded with France's highest honour - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesJohn Kerry awarded with France's highest honourHindustan TimesFrance's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) reacts with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur medal, at the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris, France, December 10, 2016. (REUTERS Photo). US Secretary of State John Kerry ...and more »

Diplomats urge Russia and Assad to show grace in Aleppo victory - The Guardian;

Diplomats urge Russia and Assad to show grace in Aleppo victory - The Guardian

The GuardianDiplomats urge Russia and Assad to show grace in Aleppo victoryThe GuardianSyrian pro-government forces patrol a neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images. Aleppo. Diplomats urge Russia and Assad to show grace in Aleppo victory. Leaders resigned to fall of Syrian city plead for safe passage for ...and more »

Syria, Russia Pound Rebel-Held Aleppo But Advances Halt - Huffington Post;

Syria, Russia Pound Rebel-Held Aleppo But Advances Halt - Huffington Post

Huffington PostSyria, Russia Pound Rebel-Held Aleppo But Advances HaltHuffington PostALEPPO, SYRIA/BEIRUT ― Syria's military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus's allies said victory was near, but insurgents fought back and army advances halted after rapid gains during the week.and more »

Thousands flee Syria's Aleppo as Assad nears victory - The Hindu;

Thousands flee Syria's Aleppo as Assad nears victory - The Hindu

The HinduThousands flee Syria's Aleppo as Assad nears victoryThe HinduSyrian pro-government forces patrol the area of Marja Square and the surrounding neighbourhoods in Aleppo on December 10, 2016. Syria's government has retaken at least 85 per cent of east Aleppo, which fell to rebels in 2012, since beginning its ...and more »

Kerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo's opposition - The Times of Israel;

Kerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo's opposition - The Times of Israel

The Times of IsraelKerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo's oppositionThe Times of IsraelSyrian residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the village of Aziza on the southwestern outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on December 8, 2016. (AFP/ Youssef KARWASHAN) ...and more »

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on Syria - Times of India;

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on Syria - Times of India

Times of IndiaIndia abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on SyriaTimes of IndiaUNITED NATIONS: India along with 35 other nations abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries in the war-ravaged country. The Canada-led resolution, which expressed ...and more »

US Allies Caution Trump on Syria Strategy - Newsweek ME;

US Allies Caution Trump on Syria Strategy - Newsweek ME

Newsweek MEUS Allies Caution Trump on Syria StrategyNewsweek MEKey U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump's approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus' main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating ...and more »

UN General Assembly votes on ceasefire - CCTV

UN General Assembly votes on ceasefireCCTVMembers of the UN General Assembly have voted to pass a resolution calling for an end to the violence in Syria. This comes just days after the UN Security Council failed to agree on a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo. 122 countries voted in favor of the ...and more »

UN resolution calls for stopping attacks on Syrian civilians - UPI.com;

UN resolution calls for stopping attacks on Syrian civilians - UPI.com

UPI.comUN resolution calls for stopping attacks on Syrian civiliansUPI.comThe U.N. General Assembly on Friday passed a resolution calling for the immediate cessation of civilian attacks in Syria, especially Aleppo, as armed forces and Islamic State militants continue to fight for territory. File Photo by Rick Bajorna/United ...and more »

'Battle Is Virtually Over' As Syrian Forces Increase Control Over Aleppo - Huffington Post Canada;

'Battle Is Virtually Over' As Syrian Forces Increase Control Over Aleppo - Huffington Post Canada

Huffington Post Canada'Battle Is Virtually Over' As Syrian Forces Increase Control Over AleppoHuffington Post CanadaBEIRUT — Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about ...and more »

Trump will have to deal with what is left of Aleppo - ThinkProgress;

Trump will have to deal with what is left of Aleppo - ThinkProgress

ThinkProgressTrump will have to deal with what is left of AleppoThinkProgressSmoke rises in a east Aleppo neighborhood during a battle between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in Aleppo, Syria, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar. An already nightmarish situation is steadily getting ...and more »

Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo - The Star Online;

Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo - The Star Online

The Star OnlineSyrian government forces press attack in east AleppoThe Star OnlineALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President ...and more »

'We Are About to Die': The End Comes for Aleppo - TIME;

'We Are About to Die': The End Comes for Aleppo - TIME

TIME'We Are About to Die': The End Comes for AleppoTIMEThe fate of tens of thousands of civilians and rebel fighters is at stake as forces supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad stand poised to retake the last neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo. Both the ordinary people and the gunmen ...and more »

Wasteland revealed after battle for Aleppo's Old City - Ynetnews;

Wasteland revealed after battle for Aleppo's Old City - Ynetnews

YnetnewsWasteland revealed after battle for Aleppo's Old CityYnetnewsFor four years, residents of Aleppo have borne siege, government and Russian led airstrikes; as the last pockets of rebel held Aleppo fall to the government, Aleppines are coming out of hiding to survey their city, almost completely wiped from the face ...and more »