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Bombed buildings, forlorn streets: RT travels to war-torn Aleppo from Damascus (EXCLUSIVE)

Bombed buildings, forlorn streets: RT travels to war-torn Aleppo from Damascus (EXCLUSIVE)

The match spent about 10 hours on a road.

“We’re roughly there, alive, with all of a limbs in place,” she says to a camera from a front chair of a car, while buildings of what can usually be described as a spook city can be seen by a windshield.

northern embankment to #Aleppo, highway to #Turkey, was a essential supply track for rebels to get reserve from opposite Turkish border. Now underneath supervision control. Shihan Roundabout. #Syria

A print posted by Lizzie Phelan (@lizzie_phelan) on Aug 18, 2016 during 6:50am PDT

For Phelan, it’s already her third time this year in Aleppo. A few months ago, she visited Sheikh Maqsoud, a city district. At a time, a antithesis dismissed from another area, al-Sakan al-Shababi, into Sheikh Maqsoud.

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Now she finds herself in al-Sakan al-Shababi, with a district underneath a control of a supervision forces.

There is a checkpoint of a Kurdish organisation YPG in a neighborhood, that Phelan says “shows a team-work between a Kurds and a supervision in Aleppo.”

a tank full of fuel in a nation where we have to reserve for hours to get some defo creates we King of a Road. Road to #Aleppo #Syria

A print posted by Lizzie Phelan (@lizzie_phelan) on Aug 18, 2016 during 6:44am PDT

Next, Phelan approaches a highway that is “the northernmost embankment in and out of Aleppo,” heading to Turkey. At a impulse it’s tranquil by a Syrian army.

However, usually a few weeks ago, antithesis army were depending on that highway to get reserve from opposite a Turkish border.


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“Rebels positioned themselves in a south of a city, and a supervision has been carrying out strikes and artillery conflict to cut off their supply routes,” Phelan said. This is a new development, after a rebels had mislaid several areas and a supply track in a north. There are also other areas in Aleppo they control.

Her news comes as a integrate of weeks after Russia and Syria began a large-scale operation to open special exit corridors for civilians and those prepared to lay down their arms.

Also, on Thursday, a Russian Defense Ministry upheld a offer from a UN Syria attach� to control 48-hour weekly ceasefires to broach charitable service to Aleppo residents. The initial equal could be hold subsequent week.

However, a predicament of a locals stays dire, and experts doubt that a finish to that is anywhere in sight.

“With a inauspicious charitable conditions in Aleppo, any kind of charitable postponement and ceasefire would give a bit of time for a race that has been pang not usually during a past weeks, though also for 4 years, [and this effort] is some-more than welcome. However, a categorical regard is that as prolonged as there is no agree within a parties that are fighting on a belligerent in Aleppo, as prolonged as this ceasefire is implemented but a agree from a parties, I’m fearful we can do nothing,” Ingy Sedky from a International Committee of a Red Cross told RT.

#YPG and Syrian Army participation now in formerly insurgent hold Sakan AlShababi, north #Aleppo #Syria

A print posted by Lizzie Phelan (@lizzie_phelan) on Aug 18, 2016 during 6:43am PDT

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