News Editorial

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Civilians of Aleppo are now fighting against time 

AS cluster bombs and napalm rain down on the civilians trapped in Aleppo, the UN's top diplomat for the Syrian crisis has warned the city will be wiped off the face of the earth by Christmas. The Pandora's box of horrors visited on the stricken city includes the use of thermobaric missiles intended to stymie mass infantry attacks, but now employed against Syrian civilians. The warheads detonate in mid-air, the force of the blast results in those who are not immediately incinerated being killed when intense pressure causes their lungs to collapse. There are...