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Syrian Army enters east Aleppo neighborhoods for first time in 4 years

20 December 2016 16:13

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officially entered the eastern Aleppo neighborhoods that were under the control of the jihadist rebels for the last four years, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Tuesday.

Several hundred Syrian Arab Army soldiers reportedly entered Al-Sukkari after a large number of jihadist rebels exited this district over the last 48 hours.

While all of the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo have still not been cleared of jihadist rebels, the Syrian Armed Forces do have access to several sites that were originally under Fatah Halab’s control last week.

With the eastern Aleppo operations wrapping up, the Syrian Arab Army will now shift their attention to the southwestern and northwestern suburbs of Aleppo City, where they look to clear the ‘Abadan Plains and Rashiddeen 4 area.

In the coming weeks, the Syrian Armed Forces will likely begin their new military operations in Aleppo, as they look to secure the entire province by the end of 2017.

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