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>> Reuters on Sunday reporting exclusively that Syrian rebels have received a US back proposal to leave Aleppo along with civilians under safe passage guaranteed by Russia. But Moscow denied a deal had been reached. Opposition officials with the rebel groups telling Reuters, the proposal promised rebel fighters a secure and honorable withdraw from the city, and that rebels had not yet responded.
If they accept the terms, it would restore Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's full control over rebel held areas of Eastern Aleppo, his biggest victory yet in the five year civil war that's shattered the country. The Russian backed Syrian military and it's allies have captured swaths of rebel held Eastern Aleppo in a ferocious air and ground campaign.
Squeezing rebel fighters and tens of thousands of civilians into an ever shrinking enclave. A deal would require fighters from the Jihadist group known formally as the Nusra Front to head to the Northwestern province of Idlib. But it would allow fighters from other groups to go to areas near Syria's boarder with Turkey.
But it's still not clear how final the proposal is. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov on Sunday quoted by RIA news agency as saying, no agreement has been reached yet because the US insists on unacceptable terms.