BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has imposed full-control over the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo after more than 4 years of war inside this provincial capital in northern Syria.
News of the Syrian Arab Army being in full-control of the east Aleppo neighborhoods comes just minutes after the remaining jihadist rebels were transferred from the provincial capital to the suburbs located in the southwestern outskirts of the city.
Thousands of civilians have already taken to the streets to celebrate the final departure of the remaining jihadist rebels that were holed up in the Sukkari and Al-Zibdiyah neighborhoods.
With all of east Aleppo under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces can now focus on more pressing fronts, such as Palmyra, East Ghouta, and the Golan Heights.
For the jihadist rebels, the loss of east Aleppo is a bitter pill to swallow, as just 8 months ago it appeared that they would be able to hold onto this part of the city for a long period of time.