After four and a half years under siege, Syrian rebels holed up in eastern Aleppo are facing defeat.
A Russian-Syrian offensive has captured most of Aleppo’s rebel-controlled territory, as the United Nations warns that the city has become “a synonym for hell,” in the words of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
In the third episode of Middle East Weekly, we discuss rebel Aleppo’s final hours, a migration route through Morocco to Europe, and last week’s deadly bombing in Istanbul.
Middle East Weekly, JMEPP’s weekly news podcast, goes behind the headlines on the region, explaining and analyzing the most pressing issues of the week. Soon you’ll be able to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Click here for the previous episode. This episode of Middle East Weekly is hosted by Joseph Ataman and Sam Bollier, with Blaire Byg and Anna Boots reporting.
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