>> Somehow life goes on in Aleppo. This amateur video shows children grabbing some moments of normality between air raids. Others go about the vital task of securing food and water but it's becoming a ghost town.>>
> There's no one left in this area, as far as we know, only two or three families remain.
Also, the water has been cut off for a year and a half and the electricity has been cut. The raids are Russian ones and in the last one, a barrel bomb was dropped, destroying the whole area.>> The scenes of peace are very localized, elsewhere in Aleppo, the fighting rages on.
Syrian government forces pressing their offensive, they've told rebels to leave the city and offered them safe passage out. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government forces have taken some areas in the north of the city. It says there is fierce fighting right along the front line. Meanwhile the United Nations is calling for a pause in fighting to allow for medical evacuations.
Diplomatic efforts are still officially underway but with little sign of progress or hope. The people still in Aleppo left to grab whatever moments of peace they may find.