US plan and Russians to rout rebels from Aleppo

US plan and Russians to rout rebels from Aleppo

World December 11, 2016 17:42

aleppo - Russia and the United States on Sunday made a joint proposal for a safe retreat of rebels and civilians out by Syrian government forces besieged part of Aleppo.

The fighters were taking with light weapons and their families along predetermined corridors allowed to leave the city. The insurgents can go where they want, with the exception of supporters of jihadist Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (the former Nusra front), which only allowed to Idlib province. At the retreat, which should take place under the auspices of the United Nations, set aside 48 hours.

The rebels have not yet responded to the plan. They are the last few days by the Syrian army cornered. The predominantly Sunni rebels in Aleppo include groups that are supported by the United States, Turkey and Arab Gulf countries. Among them were some jihadi groups, which are not supported by the West.

If Aleppo entirely in the hands of the Syrian army, which is the biggest win of President Assad. Saturday reported the Russian Defense Ministry that over a thousand rebels had surrendered. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have already 120 000 people left the besieged city.

Palmyra but lost Sunday the Syrian military control of the oasis city. HAS conquered the city in 2015 and blew it Roman temples, a triumphal arch and an antique tower. IS was still expelled earlier this year.

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