U.S. Urges Russia to Halt Assad Aleppo Attack as Truce Frays

  • Syrian opposition says major fighting under way south of city
  • Geneva peace talks overshadowed by resumption in violence

The U.S. is urging Russia to help halt an offensive by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on rebel-held Aleppo, once the most populous city in Syria, warning that it’s putting an almost seven-week cease-fire under increasing strain.

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