More than a quarter-million Syrians trapped in eastern Aleppo are at risk of dying over the next 20 days due to relentless aerial bombings by the Assad regime and Russian allies that have left the city with a dwindling food supply and sparse access to medical care.
The Syrian government carried out heavy airstrikes on eastern, rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo on Tuesday, ending a lull in such attacks that held for nearly three weeks.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed in an interview released this week that the viral photograph of a young Syrian boy in Aleppo bleeding and covered in dust is fake, even though medical sources in the city confirmed to ABC News they treated him.
A fleet of Russian warships sailing off the coast of Norway was spotted by the Norwegian military Monday and are reportedly heading toward Syria, according to newly released photographs.
Syria’s government-affiliated telecommunications company announced Tuesday that 60 percent of the country’s Internet will be down for ten days beginning Wednesday. Syrian Telecom attributed the outage to “submarine cable repairs” on international service lines.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Russia and Syria should be subject to a war crimes investigation for their assaults on Syrian civilians during the country’s ongoing civil war, signaling another sign of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.