Aleppo

Russia: Syrian military suspends Aleppo attacks to allow evacuation

The Syrian military has suspended its attacks on militant-held eastern Aleppo to let civilians be evacuated to safety, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Monitor: Nearly 500 civilians killed in Aleppo in past month

Nearly 500 civilians have been killed in both government-controlled and rebel-held Aleppo since the middle of November, a monitoring group reported Thursday.

West demands a ceasefire in Aleppo as Russia seeks rebel surrender

Six Western powers demanded Wednesday an "immediate ceasefire" to bring aid into rebel-held Aleppo, warning "a humanitarian disaster" is unfolding as the enclave shrinks in size amid an aggressive...

Syrian government takes Aleppo Old City, rejects proposed ceasefire

Beirut (dpa) - Syrian government forces and their allies advanced deeper into the shrinking rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo on Wednesday, seizing the Old City, while demanding the armed...

Regime advances fast in Aleppo as Russia insists on rebel pull-out

Syrian regime forces made rapid inroads in eastern Aleppo Tuesday, as government ally Russia accused the United States of cancelling a key meeting to discuss the fate of the shrinking rebel...

Russia blocks UN resolution for ceasefire in Aleppo

Russia blocks a resolution in the UN Security Council for a one-week ceasefire in the hard-fought northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Russia accuses Syrian militants of killing Russian medics in Aleppo

Two Russian military medics succumbed to injuries suffered during militant shelling of a field hospital in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, Russia's Defence Ministry said.

Aleppo rebels under pressure as Syrian regime troops advance further

Syrian regime troops and their allied forces were moving deeper into the rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo on Monday after taking control of a new neighbourhood overnight, a monitoring group...

Death toll in air bombing of Syria's Idlib climbs to 52, monitor says

Some 52 people were killed Sunday as towns in north-western Syria's rebel-held Idlib province came under intensive air raids, a monitoring group said.

Watchdog: Over 60 per cent of east Aleppo captured by Syrian regime

More than 60 per cent of the rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo has now fallen to Syrian government forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Germany pledges additional 50 million euros in aid as Aleppo crumbles

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged 50 million euros (53.2 million dollars) in aid to the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria after visiting a refugee camp in neighbouring Lebanon...

Red Cross: Fighting in rebel Aleppo enclave triggers exodus

Hundreds of Syrians are arriving every hour in government-controlled areas of Aleppo as they flee fighting in the opposition enclave of the divided city, the International Committee of the Red...

Rebels reverse regime gains in eastern Aleppo as thousands flee city

Syrian opposition fighters on Thursday reversed recent gains by regime forces in a strategic area in the divided city of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported.

Russia insists it has not bombed Syria's Aleppo in 44 days

Russia has not conducted any airstrikes within a 10-kilometre vicinity of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo in the past 44 days, Russian General Sergei Rudskoi says.

UN holds emergency meeting on Aleppo; 45 killed attempting to flee

The UN Security Council was holding an emergency meeting to discuss the devastation in Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday hours after 45 civilians died after attempting to flee rebel-held areas in...