As Syria diplomacy fails, Russia opts for 'total war': analysts

September 27, 2016 12:31 PM

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Convinced that negotiations with Washington are now futile, Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture Aleppo, analysts say.

After a short-lived truce collapsed, Russian warplanes have joined Syrian aerial and artillery bombardment of the rebel-held east of the city, pounding it with unprecedented ferocity.

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