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Russia vetoes UN resolution to halt Aleppo airstrikes


Russia banned a United Nations Security Council resolution Saturday that accepted a arrest to Syrian government air attacks in Aleppo and alleged for admission for altruistic aid.The British agent to the United Nations, Matthew Rycroft, accused Russia of abusing its veto power. In the end, no resolution of this Security Council can end this war. The alone affair that can end this war is a change of action in Moscow, he said afterwards the veto. A abstracted counterresolution by Russia that did not alarm for a arrest in airstrikes on Aleppo bootless to get the all-important votes to pass. It was one awe-inspiring day at the Council, Russian Agent Vitaly Churkin said afterwards the bootless vote and his veto. He alleged it a strange spectacle. The Russian veto had been accepted as Russia and the United States accept been angry over Russia s abutment of the Assad regime.Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said airstrikes by Syrian troops with Russian abutment should be advised as war crimes as they hit hospitals and civilians. This is a targeted action to alarm civilians and to annihilate anybody and everybody who is in the way of their aggressive objectives, Kerry said.French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault additionally accursed the attacks and said the battle has accomplished a moment of truth for the Council.Syria s administration says it is targeting terrorists in besieged Aleppo, a bastion of action armament angry the regime. Everyone knows that there is alone one way to save Aleppo and that is for an actual end to the aeriform battery that the Syrian administration and their Russian backers are pursuing, Rycroft said Saturday.

Syrian regime forces gain control of key Aleppo area


The Syrian aggressive and its allies took ascendancy Thursday of allotment of a key adjacency on Aleppo s advanced line, blame into the city s rebel-held east, Syrian accompaniment media and a UK-based ecology accumulation said. An army assemblage in cooperation with the acknowledging armament agitated out a swift operation adjoin the adherent sites of the agitator organizations in Bustan al-Basha adjacency in Aleppo city, state-run SANA quoted a aggressive antecedent as saying.Bustan al-Basha is amid on the advanced band amid besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo and government-held areas in the centermost and west of the city. It is the aboriginal time the government has fabricated assets in that adjacency back accident the breadth to rebels three years ago, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Developing adventure – added to come

Pence goes further than Trump on Syria military action


Republican carnality presidential appointee Mike Pence alleged Tuesday night for the US to be accommodating to use the aggressive to hit the Syrian administration and to authorize safe zones to assure civilians. The acknowledgment acutely put him at allowance with active acquaintance Donald Trump, who has abundantly advocated a pullback from adopted conflicts and acute US allies to booty on added of their own defense. It additionally curve him up added carefully with Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton and his agitation opponent, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, both of whom accept advocated a Syrian no-fly zone. The United States of America should be able to use aggressive force to bang aggressive targets of the Assad administration to anticipate them from this altruistic crisis that is demography abode in Aleppo, Pence said in advertence to the besieged Syrian city. I absolutely do accept that what America care to do appropriate now is to anon authorize safe zones, Pence said at the aboriginal and alone carnality presidential debate, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, so that families and accessible families with accouchement can move out of those areas (and) assignment with our Arab ally in absolute time to accomplish that happen. A safe breadth would be an breadth central Syria that would be dedicated from Syrian or Russian advance by US and affiliated planes. It raises barbed acknowledged problems, because accomplishing so after the host country s permission agency actionable all-embracing law. And the possibilities for aggressive accretion are actual aerial if a US, Russian or Syrian alike was attempt down. And abounding aggressive experts say it s not accessible now, if it anytime was.Trump has said that he would be accommodating to abutment a safe zone, but alone financially. When asked whether the US should be complex in establishing safe zones, Trump told CBS Face the Nation in October 2015 that he would help them economically, alike admitting we owe $19 trillion. In that aforementioned interview, Trump said he would love a safe breadth for people. What they should do is, the countries should all get together, including the Gulf states, who accept annihilation but money, they should all get calm and they should booty a big swath of acreage in Syria and they do a safe breadth for people, area they could to live, and again ultimately go aback to their country, go aback to area they came from, Trump said.

Child suicide attempts on the rise in besieged Syrian town group warns


The besieged Syrian boondocks of Madaya has apparent a worrying increase in adolescent suicide attempts as the continued war takes its toll, a rights accumulation warned. At atomic six accouchement and adolescence — the youngest a 12-year-old babe — and seven adolescent adults accept attempted suicide in the accomplished two months, Save the Accouchement said in a statement.There were about no cases afore the annoy started, according to the nongovernmental organization. The accouchement are psychologically ashamed and tired. Back we do activities like singing with them, they don t acknowledge at all, they don t beam like they would normally, a abecedary in the western Syrian boondocks is quoted as adage in the report. They draw images of accouchement actuality butchered in the war, or tanks, or the annoy and abridgement of food. Hundreds of bodies are suffering from cerebral problems and brainy illness, including astringent abasement and paranoia, generally brought on or affronted by the altitude they are active in, the account said. The crisis is worsened by a abridgement of brainy bloom resources. The address comes on the heels of a UNICEF report, Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and casual children, which states that about 50 actor accouchement about the apple are refugees or migrants. By the numbers: What 50 actor kids looks likeMadaya, a boondocks of 40,000 bodies northwest of the basal of Damascus, has been beneath annoy back July aftermost year, cut off by armament of both the Syrian government and Hezbollah, its Lebanese ally. It is additionally brindled with landmines, disappointment aid efforts.Clarissa Ward: There are no winners in Aleppo Health concernsAlongside brainy bloom issues, accouchement in the boondocks are adversity from a abridgement of even basal medical treatment. The NGO adds that there are letters of a austere meningitis outbreak. The continued annoy of Madaya and added towns is demography its assessment on people s minds as able-bodied as their bodies, said Sonia Khush, Syria administrator for Save the Children. The burden of active beneath these altitude for years on end afterwards acquittal is too abundant to bear, abnormally for children. There are added than 250,000 accouchement active beneath annoy in Syria and while they are resilient, we see the signs of agony and ache every day. Tragic townMadaya came to bulge this year back dozens of association reportedly died from ache and malnutrition, according to bounded activists. At the time, the United Nations said it had accustomed credible reports of bodies dying of starvation and that Syria had agreed to acquiesce aid convoys into it and added besieged cities.For a period, aid admission was opened up and convoys of aliment and medicines were accustomed to enter. But the annoy has anchored afresh contempo months, with no altruistic abatement accustomed in back April, according to the NGO. The use of starvation as a weapon in Syria is a war crime, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in January afterwards U.N. convoys accustomed in Syrian towns to bear aliment to angular residents. U.N. teams accept witnessed scenes that abode the soul, Ban said. The aged and children, men and women, who were little added than bark and bones: gaunt, acutely malnourished, so anemic they could almost walk, and absolutely atrocious for the aboriginal morsel. Syria s civilian war is not alone one of the bloodiest conflicts in the apple today, it s additionally one of the best complicated. It started as an insurgence adjoin President Bashar al-Assad in 2011, and after descended into a civilian war that has larboard 400,000 bodies dead, according to the United Nations. Help Syrians survive the conflict

Syrian residents rebels leave besieged city of Daraya featured BR


Buses arranged with bodies rumbled accomplished bombed-out barrio in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday.An aborticide acceding accomplished amid the government and rebels gave bags of civilians and hundreds of fighters safe access out of the besieged city, accompaniment media reported.A accompany of Red Crescent ambulances accustomed aboriginal Friday in Daraya, which is aloof southwest of Syria s capital, Damascus.Video from the arena showed bawling association adhering as they bid anniversary added farewell.Photos aggregate on amusing media showed association accustomed their accouterments forth the streets of the heavily damaged town, which has faced aliment and baptize shortages.Others took the time to say goodbye by announcement selfies.Besieged cityDaraya was about cut off from accustomed aliment and baptize aliment in 2012 as the government approved to achieve ascendancy of the action stronghold.It s a tactic, dubbed starve or surrender, that the Syrian government has been accused of application in a cardinal of locations.In June, activists said the Syrian administration formed the besieged burghal with butt bombs aloof hours afterwards aliment aid was delivered to the breadth for the aboriginal time in about four years.Microcosm of battle The aborticide marks a achievement for the Syrian regime, as rebels ceded an breadth they d been arresting for years.Daraya has become a apple of the battle in Syria.Protests adjoin Bashar al-Assad s government bankrupt out there in 2011. They were peaceful, but boring the demonstrations angry into an armed struggle.In 2012, troops loyal to Assad amidst and besieged the suburb, area several hundred thousand bodies lived at the time.During one weekend, action activists said added than 200 bodies were massacred there.Over the abutting four years, butt bombs accursed the city. The citizenry dwindled.The 4,000 civilians evacuating beneath the acceding will be taken to acting apartment centers in the Damascus province, Syria s state-run SANA account bureau said.The accord additionally gives safe access to hundreds of insubordinate fighters, who will be transported to Idlib, in the northwestern allotment of the country. s Angela Dewan and Hamdi Alkhshali contributed to this report.

Syrian residents rebels leave besieged city of Daraya

Buses arranged with bodies rumbled accomplished bombed-out barrio in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday.An aborticide acceding accomplished amid the government and rebels gave bags of civilians and hundreds of fighters safe access out of the besieged city, accompaniment media reported.A accompany of Red Crescent ambulances accustomed aboriginal Friday in Daraya, which is aloof southwest of Syria s capital, Damascus.Video from the arena showed bawling association adhering as they bid anniversary added farewell.Photos aggregate on amusing media showed association accustomed their accouterments forth the streets of the heavily damaged town, which has faced aliment and baptize shortages.Others took the time to say goodbye by announcement selfies.Besieged cityDaraya was about cut off from accustomed aliment and baptize aliment in 2012 as the government approved to achieve ascendancy of the action stronghold.It s a tactic, dubbed starve or surrender, that the Syrian government has been accused of application in a cardinal of locations.In June, activists said the Syrian administration formed the besieged burghal with butt bombs aloof hours afterwards aliment aid was delivered to the breadth for the aboriginal time in about four years.Microcosm of battle The aborticide marks a achievement for the Syrian regime, as rebels ceded an breadth they d been arresting for years.Daraya has become a apple of the battle in Syria.Protests adjoin Bashar al-Assad s government bankrupt out there in 2011. They were peaceful, but boring the demonstrations angry into an armed struggle.In 2012, troops loyal to Assad amidst and besieged the suburb, area several hundred thousand bodies lived at the time.During one weekend, action activists said added than 200 bodies were massacred there.Over the abutting four years, butt bombs accursed the city. The citizenry dwindled.The 4,000 civilians evacuating beneath the acceding will be taken to acting apartment centers in the Damascus province, Syria s state-run SANA account bureau said.The accord additionally gives safe access to hundreds of insubordinate fighters, who will be transported to Idlib, in the northwestern allotment of the country. s Angela Dewan and Hamdi Alkhshali contributed to this report.