Syrian President says battle of Aleppo will determine the fate of the country

Syrian President says battle of Aleppo will determine the fate of the country

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad says the fate of Syria lies in the hands of government forces who are fighting rebels in the commercial capital Aleppo.

The World Food Programme is sending emergency food supplies to Aleppo, to tackle a worsening humanitarian situation.

Syria’s civil war has intensified over the last few weeks, with fighting engulfing Damascus and Aleppo for the first time in the 17-month-old uprising against President Assad.

The two cities are crucial prizes for both sides, in an increasingly brutal struggle, that has eluded all attempts at a diplomatic solution and risks igniting a wider conflagration.

Civilians are stuck in the city of Aleppo, as government troops surround the city, and are at the hands of rebels, who are reportedly targeting some hiding inside.

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