Syrian Army Liberates Total of 47 Districts in East Aleppo

The Syrian government forces on Wednesday regained control over two more districts of eastern Aleppo bringing the total number of areas liberated from terrorists in the embattled city to 47, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said.

Syrian pro-government forces advance in the Myessar district in east Aleppo in an ongoing operation to recapture all of the battered second city, on December 4, 2016 © AFP 2016/ George OURFALIAN Key Reason Why Washington Pulled Out of Moscow-Backed Plan on Aleppo MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over the weekend, the Syrian army backed by local militia liberated a number of districts in eastern Aleppo and is leading the offensive further after militants refused to surrender and leave the city peacefully. “A total of 47 districts of eastern Aleppo, which were controlled by the militants, have been retaken so far by the Syrian army,” the center said in a statement. Aleppo became major battleground in Syria over recent months, engaging government forces, terrorists and numerous opposition groups. Eastern Aleppo is currently encircled by government troops, and the fighting has affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. Previous internationally mediated ceasefires have collapsed as militants continued attacks and opposition failed to expel jihadists from the city.

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