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Siege in Aleppo

A coalition of opposition groups have claimed to have broken the government’s siege in Aleppo.

The offensive against the government forces began last Friday and while they’ve reportedly managed to open a passage, intense battles continues in the city.

Around 250,000 civilians are thought to be living in Aleppo’s opposition-controlled areas, under government siege since early July. Residents there have been under attack from the Syrian and allied Russian forces, while residents in government areas come under attack from opposition forces.

Dr Anthony Billingsley, senior lecturer from UNSW joined Sam to talk about the issue.

Producer: Mariam Hussein

 

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