UN ‘Appalled’ Over Alleged Aleppo Killings
Civilians are caught in the middle. After Russian and Syrian planes ceased airstrikes on the rebel-held city to allow non-combatants to evacuate, rebel groups are attempting to break the government’s devastating siege with an all-out assault that’s killed more than 40 civilians — including 16 children — since Friday. Though claims haven’t been independently verified, Syrian state media’s accused the rebels of firing shells filled with toxic gas, a charge the rebels deny. Meanwhile, U.N. officials say indiscriminate rocket fire into civilian areas could amount to war crimes.