Syrian war: Bashar al-Assad’s forces advancing on rebel-held Aleppo as hospitals, schools and homes bombed

image_1479748023_2784362Bashar al-Assad’s forces are advancing on rebel-held Aleppo in a brutal campaign in which schools, homes and hospitals have been bombarded as battles rage in the divided city’s streets.

The United Nations has condemned the Syrian regime’s “horrific” assault but the government and its Russian and Iranian backers have intensified operations that resumed in besieged areas last week.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Lebanese Hezbollah fighters were part of units that captured the eastern part of the Masakan Hanano neighbourhood on Monday.

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SOURCE: News Now/ Independent Online

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