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    Aleppo Siege Strains Relations for US, Russia, Rebels

    Will they ever reach a deal? Rebels controlling parts of Aleppo, once Syria’s biggest city, are running out of food, medical supplies … and patience. As a month-long Russia-backed siege by Bashar Assad’s regime drags on, some rebels see the lack of expected American support as capitulation to Vladimir Putin. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Russia tomorrow to discuss the situation, but many worry that 300,000 people may be at risk if the siege continues, along with any shot at peace.

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