US Senators urge the White House to find a Plan B for Syria

(VOVworld) - US officials say they’re weighing new options to stop the bombing campaign by Russia and Syria that has plunged the city of Aleppo deeper into misery.

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Bombarded buildings in the al-Shear district of Aleppo on Sept. 28, 2016. (Photo: Bloomberg/Jawad al Rifai/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


With the United Nations’ secretary-general warning that the siege of Aleppo may involve war crimes, Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to “suspend” talks with Russia on a diplomatic solution.
Kerry’s top deputy, Antony Blinken, went to Capitol Hill on Thursday to tell senators that the government was coming up with possible new responses, though he didn’t say what they might be. Both Republicans and Democrats expressed frustration with the US’s inability to influence events on the ground.

Syrian government troops have seized more of Aleppo. The state-run media and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there were fierce clashes on Friday near a hospital and at least 12 airstrikes overnight on eastern Aleppo, where the rebels are entrenched.

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