Air strikes follow Russia's three-day unilateral halt to hostilities in war-torn Syrian city, as Kremlin says calls for Assad's removal 'thoughtless.'
Speaking in English to Russia's state-backed Rossiya 24 channel, Asma Assad said. 'Offers included guarantees of safety and protection for my children and even financial security.'
If coordinated effectively, the move might save the lives of tens of thousands of civilians and create a new environment for a diplomatic solution.
In softball interview to Russian tabloid, Assad claims Israel is supporting terrorist groups in Syrian war as part of a strategy to avoid returning Golan Heights; blasts Turkey's 'invasion.'
European Union condemns Russia bombing of Aleppo, says may be war crime.
Syria will remain in a humanitarian crisis with or without U.S. intervention and be a strategic burden for Moscow for years to come.
'Russia and the [Syrian] regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and children and women,' U.S. Secretary of State says.
In a TV interview, Syria's president says 'we don't have policy to destroy hospitals or schools' after regime strikes hit medical facilities.
Russia's military keeps Assad afloat, but still hasn’t proven strong enough to defeat enemies.
Syrian army, supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power, aims to take full control of the city after the collapse of the ceasefire last month.