UN condemns Aleppo ‘descent into hell’, plans crisis meeting

UN condemns Aleppo ‘descent into hell’, plans crisis meeting

The UN has condemned the “descent into hell” being endured by civilians in Aleppo, with the Red Cross saying nearly 20,000 people have fled a Syrian government offensive on the city in three days. Diplomats said the UN Security Council would hold an emergency meeting Wednesday in New York on the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, […]

Syrian army presses offensive as UN decries Aleppo’s ‘living hell’

Syrian army presses offensive as UN decries Aleppo’s ‘living hell’

Syrian regime forces advanced Sunday in Aleppo after Russia unleashed dozens of air strikes, as the UN’s top aid official decried the “living hell” suffered by residents in the city’s rebel-held east. The devastating five-year war in Syria has ravaged second city Aleppo, once the country’s economic hub but now torn apart by fighting between […]