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Syria regime keeps up Aleppo assault after UN fails on truce

Syrian government forces Sunday kept up their blistering assault on rebel-held eastern Aleppo after a divided UN Security Council failed to agree on a truce to "save" the war-battered city. Regime forces and their allies were advancing street by street in the eastern sector which has been out of government hands since 2012. "Clashes on the ground as well as fierce air strikes went on all night and are continuing Sunday, especially in the Sheikh Said district" of eastern Aleppo, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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