reet-to-street battles for control of Aleppo. A Russian-backed defensive to take the rebel-held east of the city now more than a week old. The Syrian army releasing this footage of fighting on Friday and Saturday in Handarat and another neighborhood. Russian warplanes also struck the besieged areas and supply lines into them.
Moscow is reportedly sending more jets to Syria to help crush the last urban stronghold of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Like its Syrian allies, it says it's striking only hardline militants. 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. Rebels said they made gains on Saturday, and that despite the might of Russian air power, and reinforcements from Iranian backed militia men, the Syrian army was struggling to advance. Allepo's agony seems without an end in sight.>>
>> The days since a so-called truce ended, the criminal regime is targeted all areas in Aleppo. All the residential areas, especially areas that are densely populated, like markets and public places, anywhere vehicles are gathered, hospitals and schools.>> Another hospital on the rebel side hit on Saturday, days after two were put out of action.
Hundreds of people have been killed over the past ten days. And about a quarter of a million endure a siege with little food or help, only destruction raining from above.