Tamil Diplomat

Jets pound rebels in key city

Rebel factions who claim to have made gains in Syria’s city of Aleppo have come under intense air bombardment from pro-government forces. The Syrian government released video showing its planes apparently bombing targets in the south-west of the city.

The rebels earlier said they had broken a weeks-long government siege of Aleppo – a claim denied by Damascus. Some 250,000 people reportedly live in the besieged areas.(BBC,2016)