Bombs Fall in Aleppo as U.S. Considers Role in Ending Crisis

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A man walks past the rubble of a building following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo on April 18, 2015. (Photo: Zein Al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Health Organization is urgently calling for safe routes to evacuate the many sick and wounded in the city of Aleppo, which has seen the worst fighting in years after a cease-fire collapsed last week.  Tuesday, the U.S. pledged $364 million in humanitarian aid to Syria.  As the conflict intensifies and the refugee crisis grows, debate continues over what America's role should be in ending Syria's five year war.

Guests:

Max Boot, senior fellow for national security studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Jessica Ashooh, deputy director of the Middle East strategy task force, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council

Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder, "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently," a group of activists who use citizen journalism to expose the terror tactics of ISIS and the Assad regime in Syria

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