Rebels to Leave Last Strongholds in Aleppo Amidst Civilian Deaths Outrage

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen marching through the streets of east Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.

Anne Barnard, New York Times Beirut bureau chief, discusses a deal reached between pro-government forces in Syria and rebels that involves the anti-government forces evacuating the small sections of Aleppo in their control, all this after reports revealed Syrian government forces killed 82 civilians on Monday.

"To see a government bomb it's own cities is something that is challenging the whole concept of human rights laws," says Barnard. "There hasn't been any leverage, internationally, to do anything about it."