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Over 500 Militants Surrender, Leave Eastern Aleppo in Last 24 Hours

30 November 2016 9:06

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The Russian military said on Tuesday that in the past 24 hours 507 terrorists have left Aleppo and laid down their arms.

The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said in a statement, appeared on Sputnik news website, that of the 507 terrorists, 484 militants were among local residents and they have been immediately granted amnesty.

The center said that the residents of the area received humanitarian aid and medical assistance.

On Tuesday, Syrian Army’s General Command called on militants to lay down arms in accordance with an amnesty decree, to stop the bloodshed, bombing of residential areas as well attacks on civilians.

The center also said a part of Eastern Aleppo where 90,000 residents live was liberated from terrorists on Tuesday.

“By noon on November 29, the territory of the city where 90,000 residents of Aleppo live (around 310,000 households), has been fully freed from terrorists.”

Over the recent months, Aleppo has been a major fighting battleground between government forces and terrorist groups, however the Syrian army has recently scored significant victories as it continued its rapid advances in Aleppo province, managing to take full control of the Northern flank of the Aleppo city’s Eastern districts.

District after district have fallen into the hands of the Syrian army soldiers and their allies, forcing the terrorist groups to rapidly retreat to the South in order to avoid being overrun and outflanked by the pressing forces in Eastern Aleppo as the pro-government troops have already established full control over important blocks and districts in the Eastern part of the city, specially its Northern part.

The Syrian army and its allies seized full control of al-Sheikh Khezr, Bustan al-Pasha, Baeedin, Soleiman al-Halabi, al-Hallak, al-Anzarat, Sheikh Fares and Ayn al-Tal after they recaptured housing complexes in Hanano, Jabal Badrou, Arz al-Hamra and also driving a wedge along the Northern section of the Eastern districts of Aleppo city.

The army units have taken back 20 square kilometers of the total 45 square kilometers of Eastern Aleppo after recapturing increasing number of regions.

Scores of terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Syrian army soldiers.

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