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Monday, 21 November 2016 - 10:36
Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government
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A UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo has been rejected by the Syrian government.

Under the plan, rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control if rebel fighters withdrew.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who met the UN envoy to Syria yesterday, called the idea a violation of "national sovereignty".

Earlier, eight children died in government-held western Aleppo after rebels hit a school. 

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