Russian and Bashar al Assad forces continue to bomb areas in and around the city of Aleppo today, hereby confirming that the Syrian war is still in full blast with no end in sight or of any hint of solace to the thousands of civilians, including many children, still trapped in the battle-ravished city.
Reuters reported this morning that Russian planes continued their pounding of residential parts of Aleppo, with whole buildings flattened, rebels and residents confirmed. The battle for Aleppo, where more than 250,000 residents are trapped, has the potential to greatly aggravating and escalating the casualty count in Syria, where more than a-quarter-million people have perished in five-years of war and where some 11 million people have been displaced.
The Russian-Assad offensive on Aleppo has intensified since the Syrian regime declared the United States-Russia ceasefire agreement as failed. Bashar al Assad has insisted that all lost territory must be restored to his failed regime. With the help of his protector, Russia, Assad has continued his reign in Damascus as many Syrians die and are displaced each and every passing day.
At the current rate of blasting upon Aleppo and the forthcoming Russian-Assad ground assault on the city, a much deeper humanitarian crisis in Syria appears to be on the horizon.