Syrian Military Captures Two Key Aleppo Districts

Syrian Military Captures Two Key Aleppo Districts
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The Syrian Army says that they had taken control of two residential districts of the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo city in two days, as government air strikes continue to target opposition areas of the country leaving over a dozen people dead.

The army said it and allies had taken full control of the Jabal Badro and Baadeen districts on Sunday, a day after capturing Hanano, a neighbouring residential district.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that government forces had taken control of Hanano and said they were launching a follow-up assault on two other neighboring districts, Al-Haidariyah and Sakhur.

The capture of Jabal Badro comes as activists reported tens of civilian casualties from a presumed government or Russian air strike on a village outside Aleppo.

The Local Coordination Committees activist network in Syria reported 15 civilians killed in a Russian air strike on Sunday on the village of Anjara, controlled by the opposition in the western Aleppo countryside, and tens of others wounded.

Aleppo has been divided in two since 2012, with the government controlling the west and rebels the East. Capturing all of the city would be a major victory for Assad after five and a half years of fighting.

 

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