Aleppo reels from strikes as Russia accused of crimes
ALEPPO: Syria’s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday as warplanes again pounded the city after Western powers at the UN accused Russia of war crimes. A fresh wave of intensive air strikes hit the city’s opposition-controlled east from dawn on Monday after Moscow and Damascus faced fierce criticism at the UN Security Council.
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