Reuters: Aleppo rebels brace for long Syrian government siege
Rebel areas of Aleppo have stockpiled enough basic supplies to survive months of siege by Syrian pro-government forces that cut off their half of the city last week, even though some goods are running out, an opposition official said.
Government forces backed by allies including Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Russian air force advanced last week to within a few hundred meters (yards) of the only road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo, making it impassable for the several hundred thousand people living there.
The advance has brought Damascus closer to achieving its long-held aim of encircling rebel districts of Aleppo, Syria's largest city and a potent symbol of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad now in its sixth year.
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WNU Editor: If you understand Russian, here is an in depth report on the battle for Aleppo .... the link is here. Hat tip to Malcix for this link.
More News On The Battle For Aleppo
Assad Cuts the Last Road to Aleppo and Moves in for the Kill -- Roy Gutman, Daily Beast
UN: Syria Fighting Cuts Off Passage to Rebel Part of Aleppo -- New York Times/AP
Assad regime surrounds Aleppo, opposition groups resist despite intense raids -- Daily Sabah
Tens of thousands of people trapped in hell of Aleppo -- CNN
Rebels launch assault in Syria’s divided Aleppo -- AFP
U.N. calls for aid access, civilian evacuations in Syria's Aleppo -- Reuters