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Over Half Of East Aleppo Now Under Control Of Syrian Govt Forces

Syrian government forces have retaken more than half of the former rebel held stronghold of eastern Aleppo and are now in control of over 30 of the city’s neighborhoods. According to the Russian MoD the Syrian army is still successfully advancing in eastern Aleppo and have seized a neighborhood occupying three square kilometers over the past 24 hours. Moscow expect that the situation in Aleppo will be resolved by the end of the year RT reports: In late November, the ministry announced that the Russian-backed Syrian operation had made a breakthrough in its push to retake eastern Aleppo, as Syrian troops liberated 80,000 people living in neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city. At that time, the Russian Center for Reconciliation reported that 12 neighborhoods comprising roughly 40 percent of the territory previously controlled by the militants had been cleared. “Over the past few days, well-planned and careful action by the Syrian troops has resulted in a radical breakthrough. Half of the territory previously held by the militants in eastern Aleppo has been, de facto, liberated,” Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on November 29. The next day, the Syrian army retook Castello Road, viewed by much […]

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