A day after Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defected and accused President Bashar al-Assad of leading a “terrorist regime,” Syrian government forces continue their assault on the rebel-held areas of the country’s biggest city, Aleppo.
Reports indicate that the Free Syrian army is battle fatigued, outnumbered and running low on ammunition.
As the violence in Aleppo follows its bloody course fighting is taking place in other parts of Syria.
In Idlib rebels and Assad’s troops engaged in street combat.
Because of the situation in Syria it is difficult to independently verify reports coming out of the country, but it appears that all normal activity has ceased and the city is now a battleground.
Zabadani and Talbiseh are also under attack from regime-launched missiles.
It is estimated that more than 20,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in March 2011, with tens of thousands more fleeing the violence.
Neighbouring Turkey says that close to 50,000 Syrians have crossed the border and are living in temporary camps.
- 1Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
- 2Rescuers in China get aid through to quake-struck village on foot
- 3Two gunmen shot dead at art show featuring Mohammad cartoons in Texas
- 4Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist
- 5UK election: still too close to call, according to latest polls
- 1Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin | euronews, world news
- 2Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist | euronews, the global conversation
- 3euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 4Chomsky – a rebel with a cause | euronews, world news
- 5Anti-ISIL demonstrations turn violent in Ethiopia | euronews, no comment
- 6It’s a girl: Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge gives birth in London | euronews, world news
- 7Chernobyl Children: what makes Ukrainians born in 1986 different? | euronews, world news
- 8The migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean sparks creative satirical response | euronews, world news
- 9Europe is ‘bluffing’ over Greece-Russia relations – analyst | euronews, news
- 10Woman carries can of water on her head along Paris marathon | euronews, world news
- 11How Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu’s UNESCO heritage | euronews, world news
- 12Former IMF chief ‘under investigation for money laundering’ | euronews, world news
- 13Portuguese researchers discover the secret of Mind Control | euronews, futuris
- 14ECB chief Mario Draghi unhurt after protest during speech | euronews, world news
- 15International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 16International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 17Andrea Ferrari: the graphene guru | euronews, science
- 18eurovibes - a selection of Europe’s best music talent
- 19International news | euronews, latest international news
- 20Fighting Boko Haram: Chad aims to ‘destroy’ militant group | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 08:02 CET Thai king leaves hospital to attend coronation anniversary event
- 08:01 CET Shanghai bans leaders’ family members from business
- 08:00 CET Singapore PM says 2020 timeline unrealistic for Malaysia rail…
- 07:29 CET Costa Rica international airport to reopen Tuesday after volcano…
- 07:02 CET IMF says may agree on $800 million loan to Iraq in weeks
- 06:06 CET Canada’s Alberta looks poised for change on election day
- 05:37 CET Panama’s top court sets trial date for ex-dictator Noriega
- 05:32 CET China says Indian prime minister to visit next week