Syria’s government forces made a breakthrough deep in the rebel-held parts in Aleppo, snatching new territories from the Islamist militants.
Days after fierce battles with the jihadi groups, the Syrian Army recaptured several neighborhood in Hanano Housing district, a key bastion for the rebel forces since 2012.
The areas recaptured include the Post building, the orphanage and Omar Ibn al-Khattab mosque among others.
The government forces, backed by allies, have been pressing an offensive on the insurgent-held parts of the city’s east.
The recent advance is seen as the most important for months as the Hanano Housing district overlooks several rebel-held neighborhoods.