Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has spurned any hopes of negotiations in the war in Syria, calling rebels terrorists. the international community responsed with concern and anger at Assad's speech, his first in public in more than half a year.
At the UN Security Council emergency meeting, the US accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria. Warplanes supporting Syrian government forces again pounded Aleppo where water supplies have been destroyed.
The Syrian army has accused 'terrorist groups' of undermining a ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia. The 'cessation of hostilities' aimed at securing peace talks for a political solution to the five-year conflict.
The Syrian army has resumed airstrikes on Aleppo, killing at least 32 people while apparently also targeting aid deliveries. A weeklong ceasefire had been declared over just hours earlier.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed to regain control of the entire country, just hours before an internationally brokered truce was due to start. The strongman added some of his opponents still clung to "fantasies."
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