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Fall of Aleppo will not end the war, EU chief says

Swathes of east Aleppo have been seized by government troops Credit: PA

The fall of rebel-held areas of Aleppo to the government will not end the war in Syria, the European Union foreign policy chief said today.

Federica Mogherini told a panel discussion at a conference in Rome: "I'm convinced the fall of Aleppo will not end the war."

Syrian government forces backed by allied militia have captured swathes of Aleppo from rebel groups over the last week in a ferocious offensive.

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