The messages came as the Syrian government has cut off rebel-held Aleppo from the outside world, potentially trapping the 250,000 people who live there in a violent siege without food, medicine, and other staples.
A joint aid convoy idled for seven hours outside of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya before Syrian soldiers turned it away. Minutes later, the town was shelled.
The medical charity said rhree people were killed and at least six wounded in an airstrike on a hospital in southern Syria. In December, barrel-bomb attacks partially ?destroyed an MSF-supported hospital in the Homs Governorate, killing seven people.
Physicians for Human Rights has accused Russia of carrying out airstrikes against multiple medical facilities throughout Syria in the last week, damaging hospitals and injuring healthcare workers.
In this excerpt from 'The Battle for Syria's South,' VICE News follows a group of volunteers tackling fires and rescuing civilians trapped in rubble, as barrel bombs and grad rockets rain down daily on neighborhoods.
"It is in our calculations that the battle will now extend for more years than it would have without the Russians," said Abu Yousef al-Mouhajer, a rebel fighting in the Latakia area of Syria.
The top US diplomat called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition.
In this extra scene from 'The Battle for Syria's South,' VICE News meets the commander of the Jisr al-Haran brigade and his men, where their mission is to attack all regime convoys and cut off the supply line to Daraa.
In part two of a two-part series, VICE News follows Abu Hadi and his brigade as they plan an assault on a vital regime position, which takes an unexpected turn.
A coalition of fighters, including the al-Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front, have completely expelled the Syrian army from the province of Idlib.
In part one of a two-part series, Abu Hadi shows VICE News how his men take the fight to the regime on the front lines east of Daraa, and we meet the volunteers trying to save locals from the barrel bombs that rain down daily on the city.