Aleppo hit by worst strikes for months as Putin, Assad ignore US plea

September 22, 2016 11:14 AM

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Aleppo hit by worst strikes for months as Putin, Assad ignore US plea

BEIRUT: Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo overnight, as Russia and the Syrian government spurned a U.S. plea to halt flights, burying any hope for the revival of a doomed ceasefire.

Rebel officials and rescue workers said incendiary bombs were among the weapons that rained from the sky on the city. Hamza al-Khatib, the director of a hospital in the rebel-held east, told Reuters the death toll was 45.

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