Failed Cease-Fire Prevents Thousands From Escaping Aleppo

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Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards the government-held side on Dec. 13, 2016, during an operation by Syrian government forces to re-take the embattled city. (Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images)

A cease-fire deal in Aleppo announced yesterday by Turkey, Russia, and the Syrian rebels failed, resulting in resumed fighting. Thousands of people, including medical staff who were expecting to leave under the deal, were not able to because of the resumed artillery shelling in besieged neighborhoods.

As the world watches, NPR international reporter Alison Meuse (@AliTahmizian) talks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo.

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