A secret meeting between the Syrian government delegation and European diplomats was held in Shanghai last week to discuss the possibility of lifting sanctions from the country in exchange for the return of refugees, diplomatic sources reported.
The European Union imposed sanctions against four senior Syrian military officials accused of using chemical weapons on civilians.
ISIS deliberately damaged hardware on a power plant near Aleppo before retreating. The facility provides power to several provinces in Syria and also Iraq, Turkey and Jordan.
Sources close to Red crescent report the increase in the number of oncologic diseases in Aleppo.