lm never lasts long in Aleppo. Russian jets resuming heavy bombing of the rebel-held areas of the city on Tuesday, after letting up over the past week. The result, as ever, destruction and carnage in eastern Aleppo, as this drone footage released by anti government activists appears to show.
At least 25 killed there on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory reported. Residents saying at least 50 died in Aleppo and surrounding villages under intense bombardment by Syrian and Russian warplanes. Strikes hitting a medical center, one of many the jets have reduced to rubble, and a children's playground. The Syrian army's going all out to recapture Aleppo.
The brief lull, it said, was to let people leave the besieged areas. Since Russia joined the attack a year ago, the army has advanced steadily. It has encircled opposition areas and has the upper hand in Syria's second city.>>
In neighboring Lebanon, another ally of president Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah telling thousands of supporters late Tuesday that he saw no prospect of a political solution.
He should know, his Iran backed fighters have joined the war while arch rival Saudi Arabia is among the rebel's backers. Crushing the rebellion in Aleppo then, seems unlikely to herald the war's end.