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Germany: Fall of Aleppo is 'imminent' but the war is far from over - FM Steinmeier02:43

Germany: Fall of Aleppo is 'imminent' but the war is far from over - FM Steinmeier

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December 14, 2016 at 19:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

The fall of Aleppo is "imminent" but the war is far from over, stated German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a press conference in Berlin, Wednesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference alongside his Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier, Steinmeier stressed that those who have gained control of Aleppo are now responsible for ensuring that the survivors of the offensive are granted access to humanitarian aid.

The German minister went on to stress that the fall of Aleppo will have "grave consequences" on the military situation in Syria, predicting that the tactics of the rebels could shift towards "a mixture of military confrontation and terrorist acts."

Among other topics on the agenda of the meeting were European affairs.

Germany: Fall of Aleppo is 'imminent' but the war is far from over - FM Steinmeier02:43
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The fall of Aleppo is "imminent" but the war is far from over, stated German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a press conference in Berlin, Wednesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference alongside his Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier, Steinmeier stressed that those who have gained control of Aleppo are now responsible for ensuring that the survivors of the offensive are granted access to humanitarian aid.

The German minister went on to stress that the fall of Aleppo will have "grave consequences" on the military situation in Syria, predicting that the tactics of the rebels could shift towards "a mixture of military confrontation and terrorist acts."

Among other topics on the agenda of the meeting were European affairs.

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