- Health care stretched thin in Aleppo
- At least 85 killed, 300 injured
(CNN)Syrian forces pounded rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 85 people and wounding more than 300 others, an activist group reported. The bombardment destroyed residential centers, overwhelmed hospitals and angered diplomats meeting at the United Nations.
• The Syrian ceasefire appeared initially to reduce violence in hard-hit areas such as Aleppo.
• But aid delivery was delayed due to security concerns and a lack of clear permission from the Syrian regime for some trucks to cross the border from Turkey.
• There were minor violations in the beginning.
• By Thursday, Russia and the United States were accusing each other of not fulfilling their obligations.
• The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported civilian deaths from airstrikes Friday in Idlib and Sunday in Aleppo.
• The United States conducted an airstrike Saturday on Syrian forces. The Pentagon said it was accidental, and US officials expressed regret.
• But Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, called the strike "an extraordinary display of American heavy-handedness."