The department overseeing water and sewage services in opposition-held Aleppo has issued a statement explaining that regime attacks are responsible for the cut-off of water to an estimated 1.
On Monday, according to the statement, another airstrike hit the Zarbah electrical station, shutting the high-voltage line supplying the pumping station for regime-controlled areas with about 1.
The Department denied initial claims that rebels had cut off supplies to the regime districts. Russia has rejected a US proposal for a seven-day ceasefire in and near Aleppo. Ryabkov countered the US initiative with the suggestion of a hour truce. But the day escalation of bombing continued, with two patients slain in one of the hospitals. After months of Russian-regime strikes on medical facilities, there are now only about 35 doctors — and only seven who can carry out surgeries — for , residents in the opposition districts.
Another bomb hit near a bakery, killing an estimated 20 people as they queued for bread amid the Russian-regime siege. The Local Coordination Committees documented the deaths of 28 people in and near Aleppo, bringing total to between and since last Thursday.
Rubble fell in on the patients in the intensive care unit. Many of them are working until 4 or 5 a. Kerry called for a suspension of Russian and regime military flights over areas of humanitarian need last week, but the Assad regime and Moscow immediately rejected the move. I strictly rule out the possibility of Russian airstrike forces being involved in offensive against civilians. This is out of possibility. Assad's man at the UN laughing about bombed hospitals in Aleppo — that's how concerned he is about Syrian civilians pic.
Earlier this year, 51 State Department personnel called for a range of action, including limited military responses against the Assad regime, to put pressure on Damascus and Moscow. One option for the Administration is permission to Gulf States to supply rebels with more sophisticated weapons. US officials said earlier this week that Saudi Arabia is considering the provision of portable anti-aircraft MANPADS; however, the statement appeared to be more of a caution to Riyadh against supply, rather than an endorsement.
Another option is US airstrikes in support of rebels. However, the support is considered unlikely because of the prospect of a Russian response. Russia has courted Muslim and the PYD — the leading Syrian Kurdish force because of its YPG militia — for months, seeking the inclusion of the group in discussions including the regime and opposition. The Atmeh collection of 54 informal camps and 60, residents in northern Idlib Province, near the Turkish border, has been cut off since Monday. More than 45 drivers launched a strike against Syrian Green Hands, the sole aid group that delivers water to Atmeh.
In the latest advance in the northern Hama offensive, rebels have taken Qarah and Khafasin. Rebels initially took four towns and a series of villages in late August. A rebel source said that the operation will continue eastward until a km Footage of the assault of Geneina: The Syrian army and allies captured the Katibat al-Ishara military base, opening an eastern front for the shelling of Douma, less than 3 km 2 miles away.
Douma is the central position of the rebel faction Jaish al-Islam. It has been bombarded since in an attempt to break resistance. Jaish al-Islam said on Monday that pro-Assad forces launched attempts over 58 days to capture the base, firing more than 5, mortar shells and carrying out airstrikes.