ALEPPO -- As the Pentagon continues to insist only the Russians had a warplane directly over, the Syrian army is shelling
It’s been relentless, and some on that side decided they just couldn’t take it anymore.
“When our group reached the crossing point, we came under fire and had to scatter,” a man name Amir told us. He is too afraid to show his face, but three nights ago he was one of the ones who made a run for it.
There are ways out for people who want to leave rebel-heldand go over to the government side. Every journey is a dangerous gamble.
We climbed up to the second story in a nearby building to see the lay of the land -- a no man’s land in the divided city.
“I managed to cross it, but my family didn’t,” Amir said. “When the shooting started, they turned back.”
But Amir pressed on, and now finds himself alone on the government side of Aleppo. He’s facing an uncertain future in a borrowed room, right on the front line.
There may not be bombing, but there’s only scant opportunity -- and very little hope.
There was some hope when the cease-fire was in effect that the violence would fall and aid begin to flow more freely -- not only in Aleppo, but also across Syria.
Even that hope has now been crushed.