Russia Refuses to Halt Aleppo Assault, Offers Short Respites

  • A day earlier, U.S. threatened to end cooperation on Syria
  • Humanitarian crisis deepens as fierce fighting persists

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Photographer: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Russia signaled there would be no halt to the devastating bombardment of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, a day after the U.S. threatened a diplomatic rift if it doesn’t stop.

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