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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Aleppo

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Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?
Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.
A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?
Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.
Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"
“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”
Moscow calls Boris Johnson's Syria comments 'Russophobic'
Relations between countries on both sides of the Syrian war are becoming more and more strained.
Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
One of them twice.
"Everybody's patience with Russia has run out" - America abandons Syrian talks
The Russian response was just as stark.
Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike
The announcement came as the US and Russia called off ceasefire talks.
Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?
Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.
Warnings of humanitarian catastrophe as bombing turns city into a "giant kill box"
The city of Aleppo has been the centre of a fierce campaign of bombing by regime forces.
A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.
Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is to ‘convey concerns to Russian authorities’ as Western powers accuse Russia of war crimes.
"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign
The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.
At least 25 dead as air strikes pound Syrian city of Aleppo
The attack left a pool of blood and body parts strewn at the site, an AFP correspondent reported.
Five-year-old Syrian girl pulled from rubble alive after airstrikes
Attempts to reach agreement failed after Russia refused US demands that it promise to ground the Syrian air force.
UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria
A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.
'The last chance to save Syria' - the ceasefire has held overnight
US Secretary of State John Kerry says it’s far too early to draw conclusions, but that the plan has a chance to work.
'Civilians have no hope anymore': Unclear if rebels will agree to ceasefire in Syria
Rebels battling the Syrian regime and the political opposition are still weighing whether to abide by the agreement.
Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad has agreed to a US-Russia ceasefire deal
The two powers could launch joint airstrikes against Islamist jihadists if the deal holds.
"What is Aleppo?" - White House hopeful makes embarrassing TV gaffe
“You’re kidding me,” the presenter of MSNBC’s Morning Joe responded.
Warplanes have dropped suspected chlorine bombs on a crowded neighbourhood in Aleppo
At least 71 people were hospitalised after the attack, with 10 in critical condition.
Haunting footage shows stunned face of injured Syrian boy after airstrike
The boy was later discharged from hospital but five children are reported to have been killed overnight.
At least four dead in suspected chlorine gas attack in Aleppo
Medical staff have taken pieces of the patients’ clothing for analysis.
'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo
Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.
British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria
The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.
Syrian rebels say they have broken the siege of Aleppo
The developments have rocked the key northern province of Aleppo, a microcosm of Syria’s chaotic multi-front war.
Reports of chemical gas attacks in two cities as Syrian opposition accuses Assad and Russia
The regime has rejected claims that suspected chlorine gas cylinders were dropped in Idlib province, close to where a Russian helicopter were downed.
Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria
The five people on board are believed to have died.
Widespread outrage after Syrian rebel group beheads 12-year-old child
The leaders of the rebel group involved called the act a “violation”.
"Women, children, the sick, and the wounded are condemned to death" - hospitals bombed in heart of Syria's violence
There have been over 300 airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last ten days.
200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.
'This is the first time we've woken up without the sound of shelling'
Fighting groups in Syria agreed to cease hostilities at midnight.
A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo
Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?
Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo
Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.
Children and teacher killed after Russian airstrike hits Syrian school
The strike is reported to have caused at least nine fatalities.
Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria
The video was harrowing.
Sisters (aged 5 days and 3 years) treated for chemical attack symptoms
Their parents were also affected by the attack, which has been blamed on Islamic State.
Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?
The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.
Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame
Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.
In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs
Around 150,000 people have died in the three-year Syrian conflict.
Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talks
The brutal conflict has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since 2011. Talks are set to get under way next Wednesday.