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Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war

Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war

Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war 29 January 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption The derby marked the first professional game in Aleppo in five years A local football match took on...
Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified 9 January 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright Reuters Image caption Aleppo has been left devastated after nearly six years of war Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has...
Explosion rocks east Aleppo

Explosion rocks east Aleppo

An explosion has rocked eastern Aleppo as people were returning to their homes after the Government assumed full control of the city earlier this week. New airstrikes on a rebel-held town near Aleppo killed at least five people, state TV reported. It comes as new...
Assad: Aleppo also a victory for Russia and Iran

Assad: Aleppo also a victory for Russia and Iran

Syria’s Bashar al Assad says the recapturing of eastern Aleppo from rebel forces is as much a victory for Russia and Iran as his own country. The president’s comments came as Russia claimed its air campaign against the besieged city had killed 25,000...
Final evacuations from Aleppo resume in snow

Final evacuations from Aleppo resume in snow

The final phase of evacuations from former rebel-held parts of Aleppo is under way, with families braving the sleet and snow to leave the city. The last hospital patients in east Aleppo have now been moved, as have all residents needing urgent medical care, according...
Last 3,000 await final buses out of Aleppo

Last 3,000 await final buses out of Aleppo

Just 3,000 people are believed to be preparing to be evacuated from the last rebel-held area in eastern Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 60 buses would pick up the remaining 3,000 fighters and their families. At least 25,000 people...
Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave 20 December 2016 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Civilians and rebel fighters are being transported by bus to rebel-held areas west of Aleppo The Syrian...
Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors

Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors

Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors 19 December 2016 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright EPA Image caption Children were among those evacuated from the government-controlled villages of Kefraya and Foah The UN Security...

Child tweeter Bana Alabed evacuated from Aleppo

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old girl who has been tweeting about life in besieged Aleppo, has been safely evacuated from the city. President of the Syrian American Medical Society Ahmad Tarakji tweeted a picture of Bana showing her safe and well. The tweet said:...
Several hundred allowed to escape east Aleppo

Several hundred allowed to escape east Aleppo

Several hundred people have been allowed to leave besieged east Aleppo after evacuations were held up for several days. Buses containing 500 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket late on Sunday even though officially evacuations were postponed. Dozens of buses...
Evacuations resume from east Aleppo

Evacuations resume from east Aleppo

Evacuations resume from east Aleppo 18 December 2016 From the section Middle East Evacuations have resumed from east Aleppo, with buses and ambulances leaving rebel areas of the Syrian city, a UN official says. At least 350 people have reportedly left rebel enclaves...
UN 'reaches agreement' on Aleppo observers

UN 'reaches agreement' on Aleppo observers

The United Nations Security Council has reached an agreement on a compromise resolution to send independent officials to monitor the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo. After more than three hours of private discussions, the Security Council said it would vote on the...
Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses 18 December 2016 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six buses were attacked and torched Several buses en...
People killed trying to escape Aleppo 'hell'

People killed trying to escape Aleppo 'hell'

A White Helmet rescue worker in war-torn Aleppo has told Sky News how people were shot by pro-government forces as they tried to flee the “hell” of the Syrian city. Ishmael al Abdullah, of the Syria Civil Defence group, described the “dangerous...
Syria suspends Aleppo evacuations, blaming rebels

Syria suspends Aleppo evacuations, blaming rebels

Syria suspends Aleppo evacuations, blaming rebels 16 December 2016 From the section Middle East The Syrian government has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, accusing rebels of breaking terms of the deal. The reason for the...
Aleppo evacuation 'could take days'

Aleppo evacuation 'could take days'

The operation to evacuate the 50,000 civilians and rebels left in the war-torn city of Aleppo could take days, the Red Cross has said. Thousands left the besieged city on Thursday under a deal that will allow Syria’s regime to take full control of Aleppo after...
Sanctions and strong words do little for Aleppo

Sanctions and strong words do little for Aleppo

This morning, speaking through an interpreter on the steps of the EU’s headquarters, the Aleppo ambassador pleaded with the European Union to adopt a “courageous position”. A stark appeal to a political body that has talked tough but managed to do...
Assad: 'History' is being made in Aleppo

Assad: 'History' is being made in Aleppo

Bashar al Assad has said “history is being made” in a video message about “liberating” Aleppo from anti-government forces. Speaking in a Twitter clip, the president said: “What is happening today is the writing of a history written by...
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