Syrian army tightens grip around Aleppo, says offers safe passage

July 28, 2016 10:33 AM

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Syrian army tightens grip around Aleppo, says offers safe passage

BEIRUT/MOSCOW Syrian pro-government forces tightened their grip around Aleppo on Thursday, and the governor of the area said they would open corridors for civilians to escape the besieged, rebel-held districts of the city.

A quarter of a million civilians still live in Aleppo's opposition-controlled eastern neighborhoods, effectively under siege since the army and allied militia cut off the last road into rebel districts in early July.

Also read: Syria Seizes Parts of Aleppo From Rebels

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