The Aleppo International Airport in Aleppo, Syria, opens to the public for the first time since 2013. Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud says regular commercial flights will begin within days, starting with Cairo, Egypt.
France seeks United States and Russian support for a Security Council resolution to impose a new truce that will allow aid into Aleppo, which has experienced two weeks of heavy Syrian and Russian bombing of rebel-held areas.
Turkish shelling kills 55 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents in northern Syria in retaliation for rocket attacks on Kilis, a Turkish border town. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-idUSKCN0XZ05R (Reuters)] [http:--www.dailyprogress.com-news-world-wire-report-turkey-attacks-is-in-syria-militants-killed-article_4b13cd44-6a6b-5be8-91ba-5d4b5cf3af2b.html (Daily Progress)] Three Spanish journalists were released after being abducted around Aleppo, Syria, and held hostage by the Al-Nusra Front since 13 July 2015. [https:--www.telegraph.co.uk-news-2016-05-07-three-spanish-journalists-released-in-syria-by-al-qaeda-group-af- (The Telegraph (UK))]Turkey–ISIL conflict
More than 72 are killed in clashes between Al-Nusra Front and Syrian government forces in Khan Tuman south of Aleppo, Syria. [http:--www.i24news.tv-en-news-international-middle-east-112298-160506-more-than-70-dead-as-syria-army-battles-jihadists-south-of-aleppo-monitor (i24 News)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20160507124914-http:--www.voanews.com-content-jihadists-retake-syrian-village-near-aleppo-3318092.html (VOA News)] Aleppo offensive (May 2016)
Syrian government airstrikes, and rockets from Islamist insurgents, hit many neighborhoods in Aleppo. Fatalities are reported on both sides of the city. This continued fighting threatens the truce and peace talks being held in Geneva, Switzerland. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says he will meet the government delegation Monday, and will sit down with the main opposition High Negotiations Committee later in the week.