A general view shows the site of yesterday's airstrike where five-year-old Omran Daqneesh got injured in the rebel-held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria Aug. 18, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired cruise missiles at targets near Aleppo Friday, a further sign of Moscow's broadening military effort in Syria days after it began to fly bombing missions from an airbase in Iran.In northeastern Syria, warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition flew patrols Thursday to protect local ground forces they back against Syrian government airstrikes that are targeting the Kurdish city of Hassakeh, the Pentagon said.Rebel groups, including the Fateh al-Sham Front, stormed a Syrian army complex in southwest Aleppo two weeks ago, breaking a siege on opposition-held parts of Aleppo and prompting fierce counter-attacks.Syrian warplanes had carried out 46 sorties in the last 24 hours, including strikes in Aleppo that destroyed a tank, a vehicle loaded with ammunition and three mortar emplacements, and killed dozens of rebel fighters, a military source said.
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