Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.
The battles in Aleppo Tuesday are reportedly near the city’s historic center. Aleppo is Syria’s largest city and the country’s commercial hub. Troops loyal to the government have been trying to regain control of the city for over two weeks.
The latest news suggests that despite the government offensive, rebels are making advances in crucial battles.