Jihadi groups in the northern city of Aleppo continue to lose more ground for the government forces and allies, which have reclaimed another district in the city’s south.
The Syrian Army, backed by paramilitary fighters, managed to storm Sheikh Saeed district following intense battles with jihadi fighters, preceded by heavy artillery shelling.
A military source told Al Masdar News that the attacking forces advanced from two axes; Al-Aziziyah to the east and Al-Ramouseh to the south – after seizing Sadcop Company and neighboring areas – thus squeezing the rebels and forcing them to retreat.
The advance comes only two days after government troops completely retook Hanano District located in the northern part of the rebel-held districts.
The source also added that heavy clashes are now being fought just outside Al-Amiriyah and Al-Sukkari neighborhoods.
At least 18,000 civilians have escaped rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo, 647 rebel fighters turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities over the past week, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence.
Pro-rebel social media accounts claimed that a counterattack has just been launched to reverse the Army’s gains in Sheikh Saeed. However, AMN has not been able to verify the claim.