Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match

Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match
 

The Syrian government has dropped leaflets inviting rebels in the war-torn city of Aleppo to a "friendly" football match, as a goodwill gesture.
Leaflets and online messages were sent out inviting the government's enemies to a match on Thursday in the city's Hamdania Stadium.
Rebels in the besieged east of the city were offered safe passage to the game.
Government forces have been bombarding eastern Aleppo for weeks and recently rolled back a rebel offensive.
The rebels have in turn been shelling the government-held west of the city.
Some 275,000 people live under siege in the... read more

 
23 November 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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