PHOTO: Residents leave Bustan al-Qasr in eastern Aleppo city on Tuesday

I spoke with BBC Radio Ulster on Wednesday afternoon about developments in Aleppo, looking at the circumstances behind the siege and killing of civilians and the chances for a ceasefire in and beyond Syria’s largest city.

The interview took place before the declared renewal of the Aleppo truce late Wednesday

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What we’re looking at is the partition of Syria. Assad will have his areas. The opposition will still an area in Idlib Province in the northwest. Turkey, which send in its troops in August, will be alongside rebels in the north. And the Kurds will have their part of the country up in the northeast.

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