‘This is what hell feels like’: CNN war correspondent says she’s ‘never seen anything’ like Aleppo

Clarissa Ward, a CNN correspondent who has reported on wars for more than a decade, described the “hell” that is Syria in powerful testimony to the UN Security Council earlier this month. Ward said that in all of her experience covering war, she has “never seen anything on the scale of Aleppo,” a Syrian city that was recently under siege.

‘A pretty big deal’: With Iran’s help, Russia’s air campaign in Syria is about to get much deadlier

Russia has begun using an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes against rebel groups and militants inside Syria, the Russian defense ministry confirmed on Tuesday. It is the first time since Moscow intervened in the war on behalf of Syrian president Bashar Assad in late September that Russian warplanes have used a foreign nation as a base for their air operations, apart from the two air bases Russia established last year inside Syria.

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