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Why is Russia engaged in Aleppo? - BBC News

Russia has launched a major new assault on what it calls "terrorist targets" in Syria as a brief calm around Aleppo is shattered by devastating air strikes. Moscow says its first warplanes to take off from its aircraft carrier now stationed off the ...and more »

Aleppo airstrikes restart as Russia announces major Syria offensive - The Guardian

Pro-Assad forces have intensified attacks on Syrian rebels, launching a fierce aerial bombardment of besieged eastern Aleppo and missile strikes from a Russian aircraft carrier stationed off the coast, the day after Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ...and more »

Children's hospital in Aleppo hit in airstrikes - The Guardian

Rescuers and civilians inspect a destroyed building in the Syrian village of Kfar Jales following airstrikes by Syrian and Russian warplanes. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images. Jet fighters and helicopters bombing east Aleppo hit a children ...and more »

WHO condemns massive attacks on five hospitals in Syria - World Health Organization

WHO condemns the attacks on five hospitals that took place in Syria on 13–15 November 2016, including three hospitals in Western Rural Aleppo and two hospitals in Idleb. At least two people were reportedly killed as a result of the attacks and 19 ...and more »

Yesterday, Trump and Putin Discussed Syria. Today, Russia's Bombing the Hell out of Aleppo. - Mother Jones

Russia resumed airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday in a major new effort to break resistance in rebel-held areas of Aleppo. “Today we started a large-scale operation to deliver massive fire on the positions of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra in the ...and more »

Dozens killed as rockets rain down on Aleppo again - Irish Independent

Air strikes pounded neighbourhoods around a children's hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo yesterday in a second day of renewed bombing that has killed at least 32 people, a war monitor, medics and emergency workers said. The air ...and more »

It Has Begun: Russia Is Showcasing New Weapons in Fresh Syrian Offensive - The Drive

It looks like Russia's big offensive in Syria has officially kicked-off, and the Kremlin is digging deep into its back bench of weapons systems to highlight on the international stage. By Tyler RogowayNovember 15, 2016. The War Zone · Admiral Kuznetsov ...and more »

Lost Boys – Child Combatants of the Syrian Civil War - bellingcat

Much has been written on the use of child soldiers by the self declared “Islamic State”. With the offensive against Mosul beginning in earnest, eyes again are on the group and its use of children on the battlefield. With focus here perspective is often ...and more »

Syria war: Regime blitz on Aleppo kills 87, including children - CNN

(CNN) A boy sits on a sidewalk barefoot, his head wrapped in a bandage. For the past three weeks, he hasn't heard the pummeling of air raids in the city. Bombings had been temporarily stopped in Aleppo. A wounded boy in Aleppo in the aftermath of ...and more »

Syria war: Bombs fall like 'rain' on eastern Aleppo, resident says - WZVN-TV

CNN — At least 45 people were killed Thursday and dozens injured as airstrikes and barrel bombs pounded eastern Aleppo and rebel-held parts of the countryside, the Aleppo Media Center activist group said. The death toll was expected to rise and ...and more »