For volunteers at Syria Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, every day brings a battle to save innocent lives. But the violence shows no sign of slowing down.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has described the assaults as the group's deadliest operation since the fall of the "caliphate." Security analysts say "Islamic State" continues to be a potent fighting force.
Suspected Israeli warplanes have struck several Iranian and Syrian government targets in Aleppo, according to state television. If confirmed, it would be the first Israeli strike in Syria since January.
International donors have pledged aid to Syria as the conflict there enters its ninth year. Marianne Gasser, former head of the Red Cross delegation in Syria, knows how vital immediate help is from personal experience.
The Israeli military says it has rescued hundreds of members of a Syrian volunteer organization from a volatile border area in Syria's southwest. It's the first such intervention by Israel in Syria's civil war.
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