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Aleppo rebel zone facing "death or surrender" - rebel official
December 11, 2016 / 10:50 AM / in a year

Aleppo rebel zone facing "death or surrender" - rebel official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels control only a small area of Aleppo that is full of civilians and under very fierce bombardment after pro-government forces took the al-Maadi district, a Turkey-based official with the Jabha Shamiya rebel group said on Sunday.

Smoke and flames rise after air strikes on rebel-controlled besieged area of Aleppo, as seen from a government-held side, in Syria December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Rebel groups in Aleppo had received no word about U.S.-Russia talks to resolve the crisis in Aleppo, the official said, warning that it would end “in a tragic way” without outside intervention and that they faced “death or surrender”.

Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland

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