Aleppo rebel zone facing 'death or surrender': rebel official

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 11, 2016 6:06 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels control only a small area of Aleppo that is full of civilians and under very fierce bombardment after pro-government forces took the al-Maadi district, a Turkey-based official with the Jabha Shamiya rebel group said on Sunday.

Rebel groups in Aleppo had received no word about U.S.-Russia talks to resolve the crisis in Aleppo, the official said, warning that it would end "in a tragic way" without outside intervention and that they faced "death or surrender".

(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland)