Syrian pro-government forces patrol the northern embattled city of Aleppo on December 14, 2016.
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Plans to evacuate besieged rebel districts of Aleppo were under threat Wednesday as renewed airstrikes and shelling rocked the Syrian city in a bombardment the United Nations said "most likely constitutes war crimes".Instead airstrikes, shelling and gunfire erupted in Aleppo and Turkey accused government forces of breaking the truce agreed less than a day before. Syrian state television said rebel shelling killed six people. Government forces made a new advance against rebels in the Sukkari neighborhood of Aleppo Wednesday night, bringing at least half of the district under the control of the army and its allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov predicted that rebel resistance in Aleppo would last no more than two or three days.A total of 15,000 people, including 4,000 rebel fighters, wanted to leave Aleppo, according to a media unit run by the Syrian government's ally Hezbollah.
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