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    The Geneva talks on Syria reconciliation should be resumed as soon as possible, especially in light of plight in Aleppo, the German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — Aleppo has been split up between the Syrian government in the western districts and rebel groups in the east. Earlier this week, militants launched an offensive to seize government-controlled areas, with dozens reportedly hurt by shelling.

    "The eastern Aleppo has been almost completely cut off from the outer world for several days… The images from Aleppo show that is it necessary to return to the political process. Therefore, we will continue to intensively work to ensure that the reconciliation talks in Geneva are resumed as soon as possible," Sawsan Chebli said.

    The spokeswoman added that "now it is necessary to urgently ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance to all areas of the city, including those besieged by the opposition."

    In early July, the United Nations reported that due to clashes in the eastern Aleppo, estimated 300,000 people have been trapped and devoid of humanitarian assistance.

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