Syria conflict: Jihadists reject Aleppo evacuation offer

Syria conflict: Jihadists reject Aleppo evacuation offer
 

A Russian plan for rebels to withdraw from the Syrian city of Aleppo has been rejected by a powerful jihadist group.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, known as al-Nusra Front until it broke formal ties with al-Qaeda in July, vowed to fight on.
Russia has proposed that fighters and civilians take advantage of an eight-hour "humanitarian pause" on Thursday to leave rebel-held eastern districts.
Last month, government forces encircled them and then launched an all-out assault backed by Russian air strikes.
Some 2,700 people have been killed or injured in the bombardment since then, according to... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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