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Plumes of Smoke over Central Aleppo

5 December 2016 16:47

VIDEO: Plumes of Smoke over Central Aleppo

A series of small explosions have occurred in Aleppo on Monday morning, a day after the Syrian army ordered rebels to leave the city or face “inevitable death.”

At approximately 0925 local time (0725 GMT), a plume of smoke could be seen rising from the city.Rebel defences have buckled after months of siege and waves of devastating airstrikes, and the opposition could soon be driven from Syria’s largest city; AP reported.

It would mark their biggest defeat since 2011, when a government crackdown against dissent sparked a civil war. Rebels swept into Aleppo in 2012. The government’s fortunes changed after the Russian air force intervened in September 2015, allowing the government to begin to reconquer it.

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