Over 10,000 people displaced as Syrian forces intensify bid to win Aleppo

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More than 10,000 people fled rebel-held areas in Syria’s Aleppo amid heavy bombardment and fierce fighting between government forces and rebels, said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The United Nations on Thursday urged the US and Russia to broker peace in east Aleppo to allow civilians to evacuate peacefully. More than 1,50,000 people are still trapped in the area with no food aid being allowed into the region.

“They fled towards government-held areas in west Aleppo and districts newly controlled by regime forces in the north and centre of the city,” said SOHR head Rami Abdel Rahman.