Russian planes bomb Aleppo as Syrian army begins assault

September 23, 2016 2:08 PM

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Russian aircraft dropped dozens of bombs Friday on rebel and Islamic State areas, including civil defense centers, as the Syrian government announced a major military operation in the city that all but doomed a cease-fire in place since Sept 12.

Russian aircraft dropped 50 bombs in the city and 30 in the surrounding areas, killing at least 14 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group with activists on the ground. Residents told Reuters the attacks included helicopters dropping bombs mad...

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