Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as US, Russia to meet


ALEPPO: Syrian warplanes again pounded Aleppo’s last rebel-held districts, as the United States said American and Russian officials would meet Saturday in a bid to save the city from “complete” destruction. With the fighting resuming after a brief respite, the UN General Assembly demanded an immediate ceasefire and urgent aid deliveries, in a resolution adopted by a strong majority. US officials will meet Saturday with their Russian counterparts in Geneva to try to stop Aleppo “being absolutely, completely destroyed”, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. He was in Paris for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Western and Arab backers of Syria’s weakened opposition, also on Saturday.Kerry was not upbeat about the chances of success, however, as key regime ally Russia vowed that the assault would not end until rebels leave Aleppo.



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