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Obama ‘Not Optimistic’ on Syria as Aleppo Pummelled

US President Barack Obama has said he is "not optimistic" about Syria's future, as the UN warned time is running out to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo.

US President Barack Obama said he is "not optimistic" about Syria's future, as the UN warned time is running out to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo which has been pounded by air strikes for nearly a week; AFP reported.

Government forces launched an offensive last Tuesday to recapture eastern Aleppo. In fresh fighting on Sunday at least eight children died when rebel rocket fire hit their school in the government-controlled west.

Obama warned that Syria's second city was likely to fall.

Source: Al Alam


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