Rebel-Held Areas of Syria’s Aleppo Fully Besieged

Syrians look at civil defence workers using a digger to look for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings following reported air strikes on July 14, 2016 in Aleppo's rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab.
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BEIRUT (AFP) – Opposition-controlled parts of Syria’s battered northern city of Aleppo are now completely besieged, a monitor said Sunday, after government forces cut the last rebel supply route.

“Regime fighters are now on the Castello Road and have officially cut it,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“The eastern neighbourhoods are now completely besieged,” he told AFP.

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