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Syrian Regime, Russian Forces Close In On Rebel-Held Aleppo

Syrian girls react following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2016. Regime forces backed by intense Russian air strikes have closed in on Aleppo city in their most significant advance since Moscow intervened in September in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Ameer al-Halbi/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian girls react following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2016. Regime forces backed by intense Russian air strikes have closed in on Aleppo city in their most significant advance since Moscow intervened in September in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Ameer al-Halbi/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors Without Borders issued a warning today about the humanitarian crisis for refugees trying to get away from the fighting in Aleppo. They are fleeing to the border with Turkey where they need food and shelter.

Meantime, the diplomatic effort to halt the fighting that has been going on since 2011 continues tomorrow in Munich, when Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, who has just returned from the region.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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