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Few civilians took up the offer to leave rebel-held Aleppo during the pause in air strikes [Image: Reuters].

Few civilians took up the offer to leave rebel-held Aleppo during the pause in air strikes [Image: Reuters].

It’s interesting to note how subdued the BBC’s coverage of this new assault on Aleppo has become.

One supposes it must be quite hard to paint the Russians as architects of atrocity when they’ve just given non-combatants three weeks to get out of the firing line.

Apparently very few civilians took up the offer. One wonders whether this is because they were prevented from doing so, by the rebel forces/terrorists/whatever-you-want-to-call-them remaining in the city.

If so, you can draw your own conclusions about them.

And, of course, the United States have a new President-elect who has adopted a much more conciliatory tone towards Russia and its joint military operations with the Syrian government.

Suddenly those who were agitating for conflict are on the wrong side of the argument.

Interesting, isn’t it, how media attitudes change according to who has the power?

Warplanes have bombed besieged rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, a monitoring group says.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Haidariya, Masakin Hanano and Sheikh Faris areas were hit.

The Syrian government’s ally, Russia, halted air strikes in mid-October to allow civilians and rebels to leave.

Activists fear the resumption signals that the government’s assault on the east will now be stepped up.

Earlier, a hospital in a rebel-held village west of Aleppo was reportedly bombed, the third medical facility to have been hit in the past 24 hours.

The Syrian Observatory said at least one person was killed in Awaijel.

Source: Syria conflict: Air strikes resume on rebel-held Aleppo – BBC News

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