Amnesty International have released a report blaming government forces for the assault on Aleppo, saying it was, "the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown against dissident voices."
The current onslaught on the city of Aleppo – which puts civilians even more at grave risk– is a predictable development which follows the disturbing pattern of abuses by state forces across the country
Baroness Amos has told ITV News she is concerned that the situation in Aleppo may be a repeat of the attack on the Syrian city of Homs.
While thousands have fled Aleppo in recent days as violence escalates, those remaining face severe food shortages amid the fierce fighting.
This is a revolution reliant on bravery and bravado and often not much else. This is a brutal fight to the death.