Pentagon reviewing renewed air assault on Aleppo
The Pentagon is evaluating Russia’s involvement in the renewed aerial campaign against anti-government forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo, dismissing Moscow’s naval buildup in the Mediterranean Sea as nothing more than a show of force to the U.S. and international community.
But that buildup is seen by a number of regional and military experts as Moscow’s final effort to crush forces in Aleppo fighting to overthrow Syrian president and Russian ally Bashar al-Assad.
Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Tuesday that department officials are still sifting through the details regarding the new wave of bombardments against the the besieged Syrian city.
“It remains to be seen who is doing what [in Aleppo],” Capt. Davis said, adding that Mr. Assad’s forces, not Russian, could be behind the new round of attacks against the rebel-held city. – READ MORE