Syria Conflict: Warplanes Set Rebel-Held Aleppo Ablaze As Truce Collapses
Warplanes Set Rebel-Held Aleppo Ablaze: Rebel-held regions of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo witnessed the heaviest air strikes in months, during last night, activists say, as a week-old truce collapsed.
According to BBC News, a correspondent for AFP News agency reported that his entire street in the Bustan al-Qasr district was left burning after warplanes dropped incendiary bombs on it overnight.
It was gathered that the incident left no less than seven people, including three children dead.
Aleppo, once Syria’s commercial and industrial hub, has been divided roughly in two since 2012, with the government controlling the west and rebels the east.
Wars and unrest also erupted in the southern district, where rebels are attempting to break a siege by government forces.
Two million people are caught up in the battle for the city, and getting aid to them had been a key part of the cessation of hostilities deal brokered by the United States and Russia. However, no deliveries have taken place so far.
A deadly attack on an aid convoy and Syrian Arab Red Crescent warehouse outside Aleppo on Monday, September 19, for which Washington and Moscow have blamed each other, prompted the UN to temporarily suspend deliveries across the country.
However, on Thursday, a spokesman said it was sending a convoy into a besieged suburb of the capital, Damascus, and hoped to reach Aleppo “in the near future”.