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rian rebels clawing to hang on in Aleppo having lost almost two-thirds of their ground to government forces.
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e Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60% of what was rebel held area is now in government hands.
00:00:26
Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, says it's ready for talks with the US to allow the rebels to pull out. But rebel officials say they are not going anywhere. The EU on Saturday warning that the fall of Aleppo would not end the civil war, and the United Nations raising questions of its own.
00:00:45
>> Bottom line, I don't know what is the position of President Trump.>> The UN's special envoy for Syria is to meet soon with the US President-elect to discuss his strategy.>> I was fearing it would be a terrible battle ending up by Christmas, New Year. I hope the battle will not take place, that there will be some type of formula.
00:01:07
>> The government's recapture of Aleppo would deal a major blow to the rebellion in a civil war which has been raging for almost six years.