Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospital as Russian-backed assault intensifies. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Scenes from rebel held Eastern Aleppo. Amateur video, which can not be independently confirmed by Reuters, shows the scramble for signs of life in a broken open street after airstrikes. Video obtained by Reuters shows aftermath from when a hospital becomes a target. Syrian TV shows Syrian troops closing in as Russian and Syrian warplanes have launched their biggest offensive yet on Aleppo's besieged rebel-held sectors. It's a battle that has become a potentially decisive turning point in the five-year civil war. France is working on a U.N. Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Aleppo, saying that any country that opposed it would be deemed complicit in war crimes. For Syrian President Bashar al-Assad taking full control of the city would restore near full government rule over the most important cities of western Syria. Washington says Moscow and Damascus are guilty of war crimes for targeting civilians, hospitals, rescue workers and aid deliveries. Syria and Russia say they target only militants.