Syrian regime forces pounded eastern Aleppo with airstrikes for a sixth straight day Sunday, bringing the death toll to almost 300 in the most intense bombing since the war began five years ago, rescuers say.
Among the latest reported violence: a suspected chemical attack that killed four children and their parents. Two activist groups — the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights and Aleppo Media Center — said a barrage of barrel bombs struck their neighborhood, al-Sakhour.
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Time For Truth: (CNN) – Syria: Aleppo pounded by 'heaviest bombardment' since war began
A barrel bomb killed a family of six in rebel-held eastern Aleppo early on Sunday and rebel shelling took the lives of eight children at a school in the west, as one of the heaviest government bombardments of Syria’s civil war continues.
Two medics said the al-Baytounji family suffocated to death because the barrel bomb, which fell in the Sakhour district at about midnight, had been laced with chlorine gas.
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Horrible news broke Sunday afternoon as details emerged of the vicious firebombing of the Orange County GOP Head Quarters in North Carolina. Nobody was killed in the attack, which is being described as a “political terrorism,” although the office itself was lost. According to authorities “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray-painted on a building close to the attack, but that didn’t stop CNN’s Brian Stelter from concluding Donald Trump’s “over heated the rhetoric” was what caused the attack.
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Russia on Saturday vetoed a UN draft resolution demanding an end to the bombing of Aleppo, but its own rival measure on a truce in Syria’s war-battered city was rejected.
The failure of the two resolutions deepened divisions at the Security Council between Damascus ally Moscow and the Western powers backing opposition rebels in the war.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Divided UN council fails to act to 'save Aleppo'
Kurdish militants have detonated a car bomb outside a military checkpoint in south-east Turkey, killing 10 soldiers and eight civilians, the Turkish prime minister said. Turkey immediately launched a military operation against the rebels in response.
Binali Yıldırım gave the death toll during a press conference in Istanbul and condemned the attack. “For the stability of our country, we will continue doing everything we can to save our homeland and our nation from the forces of terrorism,” the prime minister said.
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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – 18 dead in car bombing attack at Turkish military checkpoint