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Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 6:50
Deadly clashes hit Aleppo as evacuation deal on hold
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Shelling and air strikes sent terrified residents running through the streets of Aleppo yesterday, as a deal to evacuate rebel districts of the city was in danger of falling apart.

The agreement reached on Tuesday was meant to pave the way for thousands of civilians and rebel fighters to evacuate Syria's second city, scene of some of the worst fighting in more than 5 years of war.

But cold and hungry civilians who had gathered before dawn to evacuate were instead plunged back into a familiar nightmare.

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