>> Another casualty of Syria's bloody war. A baby girl rescued from the rubble of her home southeast of Aleppo. The rescuer reduced to tears saying that he thinks she's just one month old. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, according to the WHO, as the Syrian army ramps up its push to retake rebel held territory around Aleppo.
Reuters Angus McDowell says no target appears off limits.>> Among the places hit have been some hospitals, further reducing the medical options in a city where there are already only around 30 or 35 doctors to treat all the people. The strikes have even hit bakery lines, striking people who are queuing for the dwindling food resources in an area that is besieged by pro-government forces.
>> Reports say government troops have captured the Kindie hospital area, edging closer to the city still under siege.>> It's still far from clear whether the new government offensive is in fact intended to entirely storm the eastern parts of Aleppo. What some analysts say may be more likely is that the government simply seeks to slice off those parts of the city that it believes it can take relatively straightforwardly.
It just took the Handarat Camp again, which has changed hands several times. And thereby increase its grip around the city, and tighten the siege, and eventually force a surrender that way.>> The United Nations proposing a plan to get emergency aid to nearly a million people during October.
But peace efforts between the US and Russia are on the brink of collapse. US Secretary of State John Kerry saying Thursday there's no point in pursuing further negotiations. It leaves Washington with no backup plan to stop the carnage.