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

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America has rejected an offer by the Syrian regime to fight Al-Qaeda and jihadists in the country in return for staying in power in Damascus, the prime minister of the Syrian National Coalition’s opposition government has revealed.

Speaking to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Ahmed Touma said that the Americans told the coalition about the offer. The US, he claimed, put the blame for the increase in Al-Qaeda activity in the country firmly on the Assad regime in Damascus. 

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In a visit to Yabroud earlier this month, The Telegraph saw the damage done to the Cathedral of Constantine and Helen

The Syrian government has damaged one of the oldest churches in the world in a shelling attack that, residents say, was designed to deepen sectarian divisions. 

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Al-Qaeda and other militant Islamist groups fighting the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad executed scores of civilian men, women and children after a battle in the north-west of the country, Human Rights Watch has said

A researcher from the organisation interviewed survivors of an offensive against villages occupied by members of the Alawite sect to which the Assad family belongs in Latakia province, confirming widespread reports of atrocities. 

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(AP) New report says Syrian rebels committed war crimes
By KARIN LAUB
Associated Press
BEIRUT
Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-regime villages, committing a war crime, an international human rights group said Friday.

The Aug. 4 attacks on unarmed civilians in more than a dozen villages in the coastal province of Latakia were systematic and could even amount to a crime against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a 105-page report based. The findings are based on a visit a month later to the area, with permission from the Syrian regime. 

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