Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive

September 23, 2016 4:22 PM

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Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive

BEIRUT: Warplanes bombed Aleppo on Friday with what residents described as unprecedented ferocity after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria's biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire.

Video images filmed by residents showed a young girl screaming as rescuers frantically dug her out of rubble, pulling her out alive. Another showed rescuers digging out a toddler with their bare hands, shouting "God is Great" as they lift him from the debris. The boy showed no signs of life as he wa...

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