ALEPPO (Sputnik) — Terrorists have retaken most of the Palestinian refugee camp Handarat in southeastern Aleppo from Syrian government forces and supporting militias, a representative of the Liwa al-Quds Palestinian militia said Sunday.
"At night, terrorists attacked simultaneously from three sides after preliminary heavy mortar fire. We had to retreat from most areas of the camp," the representative told RIA Novosti.
On Saturday, the Syrian army, backed up by local militias, regained full control over Handarat, carried out demining operations and cleared several roads for transport access. The operation became the first Syrian army's major advance in Aleppo in over a year.