Fragile Cease-Fire In Aleppo Could Be Rebels' Last Chance To Leave

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About 250,000 people remain trapped in Aleppo, the scene of a fierce fight control between Syrian government forces and the rebels who oppose President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia, which is militarily backing Assad, says today's truce is the last chance for the rebels to flee safely.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Owen Bennett Jones, who was in Aleppo this week.


Owen Bennett Jones, BBC correspondent. He tweets @owenbennettjone.

This segment aired on November 4, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.



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