Russia Says It’ll Discuss With U.S. a Deal on Exit for Insurgents in Aleppo

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From The New York Times:

“With the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo shriveling, Russia said on Monday that it would start talks with the United States this week on a deal for holdout insurgents to leave, and that any who refused would be regarded as terrorists subject to deadly assault.

The Russian announcement, conveyed by Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov at a news conference in Moscow, appeared to reflect the limited options facing the United States in Aleppo, where it has supported some of the ensconced insurgents.

United States officials, as well as the special United Nations envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, have up to now called only for a deal to evacuate several hundred fighters linked to Al Qaeda, not all the insurgents, who are believed to number several thousand.”

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