No American sailors were injured and no damage was done to the USS Mason when two missiles splashed down near the USS Mason. The Navy is investigating whether rebels may have been targeting the US destroyer.
In their overwhelming attacks on eastern Aleppo, which spurred the US to suspend talks with Moscow, Russia and Syria are seeking a favorable political outcome through time-tested – if brutal – military means.
Almost a year ago, a 20-year-old Iranian's quest for martyrdom was realized in Syria, in battle with the so-called Islamic State. Today Iran trumpets his sacrifice as proof of passing the ideological torch to a new generation.
Residents say air strikes on eastern Aleppo have been more intense than ever, using more powerful bombs. President Assad and his allies seem more determined than ever to crush the nearly six-year-old rebellion by force.