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Inside the Conflict Zone

The president-elect is issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from U.S. foreign policy, and benefit his family’s corporate empire.
Last Breath
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Last Breath

Saraqeb, Syria—A Syrian Civil Defense member climbs out of a crater created by an airstrike in rebel-held Idlib province on December 11, about 30 miles southwest of Aleppo, as troops and militias loyal to president Bashar al-Assad pushed back the rebels and regained control of eastern Aleppo. The U.S. tried to negotiate a temporary ceasefire so the remaining rebels could leave Eastern Aleppo, but Russia demanded their surrender, a legal adviser to the rebels told the AP. “This pushes us to fight to the last breath despite what we have to face,” the adviser said.
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