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February 5, 2016 10:53 am

Syrian Rebels Battle for Survival in Aleppo As Peace Talks Fail in Geneva

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Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebels are battling to survive in Syria's northern city. Photo: wiki commons.

Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebels are battling to survive in Syria’s northern city. Photo: wiki commons.

Syrian rebels battled for their survival in and around Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Thursday after a blitz of Russian airstrikes helped government loyalists sever a vital supply route and sent a new surge of refugees fleeing toward the border with Turkey.

The Russian-backed onslaught against rebel positions in Aleppo coincided with the failure of peace talks in Geneva, and helped reinforce opposition suspicions that Russia and its Syrian government allies are more interested in securing a military victory over the rebels than negotiating a settlement.

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