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Shocking video shows Syrian kids escape militants’ fire in East Ghouta

EASTERN GHOUTA: A shocking video from war-torn Syria has surfaced online showing two children fleeing Eastern Ghouta in the night before they were helped by the Syrian Army. The video, shared by Sputnik, was reportedly sent by the Syrian army to Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides. The footage shows that a girl and a boy managed to escape through the humanitarian corridor on Friday night with army being able to pick them and organize cover as the militants were shooting at them. In one of the…

Syrian army, Iraqi militia reportedly killing Aleppo civilians: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports of Syrian government troops and allied Iraqi militia killing civilians in eastern Aleppo, including 82 people in four different neighbourhoods in the last few days. Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN human rights office, voiced deep fear of retribution against thousands of civilians still believed to be holed up in a "hellish corner" of less than a square kilometre of opposition-held areas. "In all, as of yesterday (Monday) evening we have received reports…

Syrian army advance in Aleppo as rebels face ‘death or surrender’

ALEPPO: The Syrian army and its allies advanced on Sunday in southeast Aleppo and a rebel official said insurgents face "death or surrender" in an ever smaller enclave, with large numbers of civilians under very fierce bombardment. Russian and US officials are meeting in Geneva on Sunday for more talks on an elusive deal for civilians and fighters to leave the city, diplomats said, but the rebel official said the Aleppo insurgents had no word yet on their progress. The fall of all of Aleppo to President Bashar al-Assad…

Major Blow: Syria rebels lose all of northeast Aleppo, claims monitor

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels have lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in eastern Aleppo, a monitor said on Monday, as the army pushed an offensive to retake the battered city. The army captured the Sakhur, Haydariya and Sheikh Khodr neighbourhoods on Monday, while Kurdish forces took the Sheikh Fares district from rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Kurdish forces in Aleppo are not officially allied with the regime, but the opposition regards them as cooperating with the government in…