ALEPPO, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Hezbollah, captured the Farafira District in east Aleppo after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Fatah Halab.

According to a military source in Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah seized the Farafira District after advancing from the northeastern axis of the Aleppo Citadel in the Old Aleppo Quarter this morning.

The military source added that the Syrian Arab Army’s sappers are now demining the area before allowing soldiers to enter the buildings in the Farafira District.

Meanwhile, southeast the Aleppo Citadel, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah are attempting to enter the Bab Al-Nayrab District; however, there have been no reports of any advance there.

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