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Syria attacks kill hundreds, Obama not optimistic

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other woman mourns, after rebels shelling kills dozens in Aleppo. At least eight children dead after a school was hit in a government held part of the Syrian city. A barrel bomb wiping out a family of six. All in response to a concerted push by the Syrian government and its allies to regain control there.
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The US president offering a bleak assessment of the situation, adding that support from Russia and Iran has emboldened leader, President Bashar Assad crack down on rebels.>>
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> 240 people have been killed since Tuesday when a two week pause in bombardment ended. World Health Organization said more hospitals in the area have been destroyed.
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The EU's humanitarian aid commissioner condemning the situation on Sunday. He suggested Damascus should recognize the local administration in rebel held East Aleppo if jihadist fighters left the city. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama says the chaos in Syria could persist for quite some time. Under Obama, moderate rebels have been given arms and training.
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But next in line, Donald Trump has signaled opposition to that support. He wants to focus instead on fighting Islamic State. And has said he might even cooperate on fighting the militant group with Russia, Assad's most powerful ally.