Syrian warplanes strike rebels in Aleppo


This Tuesday citizen journalist image provided by Aleppo Media Center and released Wednesday, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians holding a wounded man being removed from the scene of a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian warplanes dumped explosive-laden barrel bombs over opposition-held parts of Aleppo on Wednesday, the fourth day of a relentless offensive to drive rebels out of the contested city, activists said. The country’s conflict, now in its third year, appears to have escalated in recent weeks as both sides maneuver ahead of next month’s planned peace talks. (Aleppo Media Center/The Associated Press)