United Nations Says Aleppo Residents Face 'Annihilation'

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A Syrian boy walks amid the dust while a member of the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, manoeuvers a bulldozer to remove the rubble and debris from a street on November 22, 2016, following air strikes by the government forces in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (Photo: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images)

The United Nations sas the estimated 275,000 people living under siege in Aleppo face "annihilation." Nearly one million Syrians are being "isolated, starved, bombed and denied medical attention and humanitarian assistance," a UN spokesperson said; he also called the attacks by President Bashar al-Assad's forces a "deliberate tactic of cruelty." Since the government's airstrikes on rebel-held Aleppo resumed a week ago, hundreds of civilians have died. We get an update on the deadly attacks in the region.


Jomana Karadsheh, Middle East correspondent, CNN

Phil Ewing, national security editor, NPR