>> Running for cover in Aleppo.
mb blasts reverberating in the rubble. Most of the city already in ruins. But there could be wors to come. Russia sending more jets to join the air attacks, according to Moscow media reports Friday. That's likely to draw fresh international criticism. The West and local people saying Russian air strikes are indiscriminate.
> The day since the so called truce ended the criminal regime has targeted all areas in Aleppo and all the residential areas, especially areas that are densely populated, like markets and public spaces. Anywhere vehicles are gathered, hospitals and schools.>> Russia says the airstrikes are necessary.
It argues the West has failed to separate moderate and hardline rebels. Moscow also says it remains open to other ideas. Washington is in a bind. It had threatened to halt diplomatic efforts if Russia didn't stop the air attacks. Now it says it won't go through with that threat.
A State Department spokesman says diplomacy is on life support, but not quite dead. Officials say other options are being discussed. That could include airstrikes on Syrian bases or air drops of food and medicine. Right now, though, it is the Russian jets that rule the skies over Syria.