A ferocious assault on Aleppo suggests the U.S. may be wrong on Syria

September 23, 2016 11:50 PM

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A ferocious assault on Aleppo suggests the U.S. may be wrong on Syria

BEIRUT — Syrian and Russian warplanes launched a ferocious assault against rebel-held Aleppo on Friday, burying any hopes that a U.S.-backed cease-fire could be salvaged and calling into question whether the deal would ever have worked.

Waves upon waves of planes relentlessly struck neighborhoods in the rebel-held east of the city on the first day of a new offensive announced by the government. Residents described the most intense airstrikes they had yet witnessed in a five-year-old war that has already claimed in excess of 300,000...

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