Abu Amer, a former well driller, clears debris from an underground family shelter in an Aleppo's southern suburb on October 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KARAM AL-MASRI
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Hundreds of thousands of Aleppo residents are stranded and prices of basic goods are soaring after an ISIS advance cut the sole route to regime-held areas of Syria's second city.ISIS last week severed a road south of the city that formed part of the only remaining way out for residents of the government-held west of Aleppo.The main Aleppo-Damascus highway out of the city has been cut by rebels since then, but last year regime troops opened another route running through the towns of Safira and Khanasser to government-controlled Hama and Homs.The advances have stranded some in Aleppo, like 30-year-old Ahmad Rami, who moved from the city to Egypt with his family three years ago but was back visiting friends and family when the road was cut.Even people outside Aleppo have been affected by the crisis, including Damascus resident Ihab al-Sayed, who was due to marry his fiancee from Aleppo on Wednesday.
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