West Slams Russia for Aleppo Bombings at UN Security Council

  • Syria truce hopes fade amid intense bombing of Aleppo
  • Power accusses Russia of “barbarism” as death toll climgs

The aftermath of an air strike in Aleppo on Sept. 25.

Photographer: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP via Getty Images

Western powers traded barbs with Russia during an acrimonious emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to halt intensive bombing of Aleppo, the center of opposition to the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, without reaching agreement.

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