eastern aleppo

Thousands Uprooted in East Aleppo as Syrian Army Advances

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, Nov 28 – Several thousand residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo fled shifting frontlines, residents and a monitor said on Sunday, after a rapid advance by the Syrian army and allied forces that rebels fear could split their most important urban stronghold in two. The army and its allies took control on

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Syrian Government Advances into Rebel-Held East Aleppo

BEIRUT, Nov 26 – Syrian government and allied forces seized large parts of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday but fierce fighting for control of the residential area continued, rebels, pro-government media and a monitor said. Government forces have advanced with a ground and air assault on the edge of the besieged

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Russian Jets Resume Heavy Bombing of Eastern Aleppo

BEIRUT, Oct 11 – Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Air strikes mostly hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, Zakaria Malhifji of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim rebel group told Reuters. “There is

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Syrian Army Warns Rebels and Families to Leave Eastern Aleppo

BEIRUT, Oct 6 – Syria’s army has said that anybody who remains in the city of Aleppo after offering those who wish to leave an opportunity to do so would face their “inevitable fate”. A statement issued late on Wednesday said the army had cut off insurgents’ supply lines into the northern city and that

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