Aleppo rebels seek truce for evacuations
December 7, 2016 4:04 pm
Syrian rebels have called for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians, after withdrawing from their last strongholds in Aleppo’s old city.
They said civilians were in great danger and they would support any initiative to ease their suffering.
The US and five Western powers also put out a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire to allow aid into rebel-held areas.
The Syrian government has ruled out any further ceasefires.
Its ally, Russia, has called all remaining rebels in eastern Aleppo “terrorists”.