Syrian government texts east Aleppo residents to leave

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The Syrian government has sent text messages to residents and rebels in eastern Aleppo telling them to leave the area within 24 hours.

Russian and Syrian government forces say rebels are to blame for the inability of humanitarian groups to deliver food and aid, particularly during a ceasefire that was in place before.

For the last two weeks, rebels have been trying to break the government siege of eastern Aleppo, but their gains were reversed after troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad recaptured districts of western Aleppo, which is largely controlled by government forces.

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