26 November 2016

Fleeing Aleppo civilians forced back by gunfire

Families attempt to escape besieged east Aleppo but forced back by attacks as government forces continue to advance.

Dozens of civilians tried to flee rebel-held east Aleppo but were forced to retreat by gunfire, as the Syrian army and its allied militias on Wednesday pressed on with an offensive to recapture the whole city.

The government last week resumed its push to retake the east, where more than 250,000 civilians have been trapped under siege for months, with dwindling food and fuel supplies.