The civil war in Syria has set its sights on Aleppo, where the battle between the Russian-backed Syrian army and various rebel groups is escalating dramatically. Nathan Frandino reports.
Battle for Aleppo escalates
The city of Aleppo has become ground zero in Syria’s war.
Amateur video appears to show the latest battle in the besieged city, where rebels claim to have destroyed a Syrian army building from explosives set underneath.
Rebels say the Syrian army and Russian fighter jets pounded the city on Tuesday.
It’s the latest back-and-forth in the bid to take control of the city.
The assault comes days after rebel groups launched an attack to break through a strip of government-controlled territory.
Aleppo was Syria’s most populous city and a major commercial hub before the war… but now it’s a city in ruins at the center of an increasingly bloody conflict.