Heavy fighting shakes Aleppo; opposition eyes ‘new strategy’

March 7, 2015 12:05 AM

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Heavy fighting shakes Aleppo; opposition eyes ‘new strategy’

BEIRUT: Heavy fighting shook the Syrian city of Aleppo as the exiled opposition chief said for the first time that President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster need not be a pre-condition for peace talks.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said meanwhile that “military pressure” may be needed to oust Assad, as Moscow announced it would host a fresh round of peace talks next month.

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