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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Time For Truth: (Aljazeera) – Battle for Aleppo: Civilian casualties mount
A senior British member of parliament has accused Russia of targeting civilians in Syria in the same way the Nazis behaved at Guernica during the Spanish civil war of the 1930s.
Andrew Mitchell, a lawmaker in Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservatives and a former Secretary of State for International Development, said an attack last month on a United Nations relief convoy near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was a war crime committed by Russian forces.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – British MP likens Russia's behaviour in Syria to that of Nazis
The U.S. and Britain both intervened in Iraq and Libya. Only one is now seriously reckoning with those choices.
Over the last two months, the British public has been engaged in a debate about war that has been largely absent from the U.S. presidential election.
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Time For Truth: (Defence One) – The UK Is Having the War Debate That America Isn’t
The UN has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after a devastating attack on its lorries near Aleppo on Monday.
The strikes, which witnesses say came from the air, came hours after Syria declared a week-old US-Russia brokered cessation of hostilities at an end.
Russia and Syria have both insisted that their forces were not involved.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Syria conflict: UN suspends all aid after convoy hit
A photograph of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving a regime airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of the city.
The child has been identified as five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who was injured late on Wednesday in a military strike on the rebel-held Qaterji neighbourhood.
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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Boy in the ambulance: shocking image emerges of Syrian child pulled from Aleppo rubble