The latest from eastern Ghouta as airstrikes ‘kill 500’
“Today we’ll see if Russia has a conscience” declared the US Ambassador to the UN this evening. All the while Syria has been pounding eastern Ghouta with warplanes and artillery guns. Activists and rescuers say around forty-one people have been killed today, taking the total this week to over 500. Warning: this report contains distressing…
Syrian MP for Aleppo: ‘we are not targeting civilians’
Prominent Syrian politician Fares Shehabi, MP for Aleppo, puts forward his view of Syria’s current bombing raids and the UN vote on a ceasefire.
Footage shows impact of shelling near Damascus
Footage from Damascus shows the impact of rebel shelling in sites I visited within an hour of them being hit. The rebels – who include extremists linked to Al Qaeda – have been firing on a much smaller scale but it is bringing fear and shoring up support for President Assad.
The fall of Aleppo – one year on
It’s a year since rebels lost the city of Aleppo to Syrian and Russian forces – a turning point in the war, and a decisive win for President Assad. This programme reported extensively from inside the besieged city with reports by filmmaker Waad Al-Khateab – but it was the fate of one man – who…