7 Dec 2016

Aleppo: tens of thousands trapped

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

A sadly more familiar tragedy continues to unfold in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels today withdrew from the old city, allowing government forces to move in. But tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped in the remaining rebel-held areas – the rebels now virtually admitting defeat and calling for a five-day ceasefire to allow for humanitarian aid and evacuations.