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UN Security Council discusses escalating violence as warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo

UN Security Council discusses escalating violence as warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo

Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, battled rebels for control of the city as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the escalating violence.

John Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to salvage ceasefire

John Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to salvage ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia and the Syrian government immediately halt flights over Syrian battle zones, in what he called a last chance to salvage a collapsing ceasefire and find a way "out of the carnage".

Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in north Syria: Sources

Turkish warplanes and artillery struck targets held by the Kurdish YPG militia in north Syria on Sunday, security sources said, as Turkey pressed on with a cross-border campaign launched last week with its Syrian rebel allies.

Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base

The strikes destroyed jihadist targets including weapons depots and command centres, "killing a large number of fighters," Moscow said.

US Air Force unveils picture of new stealth bomber

The US Air Force on Friday unveiled the first image of its next-generation bomber that will replace antique B-52s first developed during the Cold War.

Putin swears to make Turkey regret plane downing as diplomats meet

Putin swears to make Turkey regret plane downing as diplomats meet

Moscow announced a halt to talks on a major gas pipeline with NATO member Ankara as Putin fired another salvo in their war of words.

Kremlin says Putin ''fully mobilised'' to tackle threat from Turkey

Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the crisis prompted Russian president to "mobilise" in the way an army does in tense times.

Russian jets in Syria appear to be to protect own base: Kerry

Russia has increased its deployment of warplanes to Syria but so far they appear to be positioned to defend their own base rather than to mount an offensive campaign, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

Moscow delivers warplanes to Syria in latest boost to regime

Moscow delivers warplanes to Syria in latest boost to regime

Russia has delivered new arms including warplanes to Syria as the regime increases attacks on jihadists, officials said Tuesday, in a sign that Moscow`s growing support for its ally is having an effect.