Danger Room: Syria Uses Air Strikes Against Rebels (Which Usually Fail)


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The crumbling regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad reportedly unleashed its air force on Wednesday in what could be the biggest aerial onslaught of the more than year-old civil war. Jet fighters dropped bombs on the northern city of Aleppo, Reuters and the BBC reported.

The fixed-wing air attacks, rare events in the bloody, grinding conflict, could be a sign of the government’s desperation. While visually impressive, attacks by fast-moving warplanes are rarely effective in dislodging fleet-footed insurgent forces from urban areas. Bombings can, however, kill unprotected civilians and devastate homes and businesses.

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