Aleppo rebels brace for long Syrian government siege

By REUTERS
July 12, 2016 22:05

 
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BEIRUT/AMMAN - Rebel areas of Aleppo have stockpiled enough basic supplies to survive months of siege by pro-Syrian government forces that cut off their half of the city last week, even though some goods are already in short supply, an opposition official said.

Syrian government forces backed by allies including Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Russian air force last week advanced to within a few hundred meters of the only road into the rebel-held area of Aleppo, making it impassable for the several hundred thousand people living under rebel control in Aleppo.

The advance has brought Damascus closer to achieving its long-held aim of fully encircling rebel-held areas of Aleppo, a major symbol of the uprising against President Bashar Assad now in its sixth year

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