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>> Syrian government forces touring the old city district of Aleppo hours after seizing the area, evidence of the rapid gains they're making. Rebels losing about 75% of their territory in the city over the past few days. A Syrian general says the insurgents have a decision to make.>>
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> Now rebels are calling for an immediate five-day ceasefire to allow for the evacuation of civilians and the wounded.
00:00:21
>> A message we want to send to those armed terrorist is as follows. Either you come out in accordance with the Syrian conditions or you will meet your death for sure.>>
00:00:39
They say there are about 500 critically ill or injured people who need to get out. But Damascus and its Russian backers don't want to stop fighting. They say a truce would just gave their opponents time to rearm. However, Moscow says it is still talking to Washington about a deal to allow rebel fighters safe passage out.
00:00:59
US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Hamburg on Wednesday night. Further talks expected Thursday morning, though few expect a breakthrough. Meanwhile the ordinary people of Aleppo face unrelenting misery, these pictures showing the aftermath of what residents say was a Russian air strike. One local telling Reuters that the pace of attacks on Eastern Aleppo is higher than ever.