Assad Claims Viral Photo of Bloodied Syrian Boy Is Fake

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria / AP

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.

U.S. Threatens to End Cooperation With Russia in Syria

John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart on Wednesday the U.S. would suspend bilateral engagement in Syria unless Moscow works to end the assault on Aleppo and restores a ceasefire in the war-torn country, according to the State Department.