Natasha Bertrand of Business Insider reports on Aleppo and the cease-fire deal that has been reached after summary executions and forced conscription. 

"Pro-government forces in Syria are on the brink of fully recapturing the city of Aleppo from opposition forces, after a month of intense bombing accompanied by a ferocious ground offensive that has forced rebels and civilians into hiding.

Talks between Russia — an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad — and members of the opposition, aimed at establishing a cease-fire and evacuating civilians from the city, are being mediated by Turkish officials in Ankara." Read more...

People fleeing deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Monday. Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

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The quarter million civilians stuck inside Eastern Aleppo received flyers dropped by the Assad regime and their Russian allies, threatening to slaughter everyone who doesn't leave the area. 

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