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Ending hostilities is the only way to save the children of Aleppo | Letters

Jonathan Steele’s account of the situation in Aleppo (A no-fly zone for Aleppo risks a war that could engulf us all, 13 October) contains a number of dubious assertions. He claims the people of east Aleppo are being held as “human shields”; but the only evidence he offers is a question: “Why, for example, have most people not left already, given the intensity of Russian bombing?” If Steele wants to know the answer, why does he not talk to people living in the city – not difficult to do in the age of social media, or to the Aleppo municipal council (protecting the authority of that body is one of the conditions Staffan de Mistura has made for cooperating with the evacuation of armed militants).
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