• In this Thursday, April 28, 2016 image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, a man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria. Syrian state TV on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 says dozens of people have been killed or wounded when rebels fired rockets into a government-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo. The TV says one of the rockets fired on Tuesday hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza. The TV did not give a breakdown of the casualties. (Validated UGC via AP video, File)

    The Latest: Syrian army says it is repelling rebel attack

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria’s civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, enter a hall for their talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The United Nations’ envoy for Syria and Russia’s foreign minister have began talks in Moscow about strengthening the faltering cease-fire in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    More violence kills 9 in contested Syrian city of Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country’s largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, speak to the media during a press briefing after their meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 2, 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said “several proposals” aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks to the media next to Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, left, during a bilateral meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Kerry has appealed once more to his Russian counterpart for assistance in containing and reducing the violence, particularly around the Syrian city of Aleppo. (Denis Balibouse/Pool via AP)

    US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.

  • File - In this Sunday, April 17, 2016 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, poses with ministers prior to the weekly cabinet meeting in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 war, is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory. But following some tough international criticism, Israeli officials have begun to backtrack, saying that a 1981 decision to apply Israeli law to the strategic plateau fell short of annexation and implying that Netanyahu misspoke. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

    Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory.

  • In this image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, a Civil Defense worker carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A Syrian monitoring group and a first-responders team say new airstrikes on the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo have killed over a dozen people and brought down at least one residential building. The new violence on Thursday brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed. (Validated UGC via AP video)

    Syria activists say airstrikes in rebel-held Aleppo kill 20

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria’s largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war, officials said Thursday.

  • FILE-- In this Fiday April 22, 2016, file photo, UN special envoy for Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, right, and his deputy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy attend a meeting with the Syrian government delegation during Syria peace talks at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. A military buildup in northern Syria coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought much needed relief to war-stricken Syrians, ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the country's five-year-old conflict. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    UN envoy appeals to US, Russia to help Syria peace talks

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria appealed to the U.S. and Russia to intervene to help revive Syrian peace talks that sputtered to a pause Wednesday, saying a recent spike in fighting has overshadowed the talks and put an increasingly feeble truce in “great danger.”

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016, file photo made from video posted online by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, Civil Defense workers run after airstrikes and shelling hit Aleppo, Syria. A military buildup in northern Syria coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought much needed relief to war-stricken Syrians, ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the country's five-year-old conflict. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP video, File)

    Military buildup, fighting spells end of Syrian cease-fire

    BEIRUT (AP) — A military buildup in northern Syria, coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties, spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought some relief to a war-weary country. The renewed violence is ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the 5-year-old conflict.

  • South Sudan: Rebel leader returns to the capital

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.