France has accused Assad of war crimes in Aleppo

Rebel-held parts of the city have been subjected to dozens of airstrikes involving barrel, bunker-buster and incendiary bombs since a US and Russian brokered ceasefire broke down last week 

This is why Isis prefers to use home-grown terrorists

Unlike past al-Qaeda operatives who came to Europe from North Africa, and therefore had to build their networks in a more opportunistic manner, the new Isis operatives are able to draw on ‘ready-made’ family networks

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