13:27 GMT13 May 2021
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    Syrian government army troops have destroyed an arms depot belonging to the outlawed Jabhat Fatah al Sham militant group formerly known as the al-Nusra Front in eastern Aleppo, Syrian media reported Tuesday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The attack took place in Qadi Askar district near the Ancient City of Aleppo, Syria's Al Watan newspaper cited sources as saying.

    Over the past few months, Aleppo has seen intense fighting, with the government troops along with local militias managing to encircle large groups of militants in the eastern part of the city. The ongoing violence has already affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city.

    Syria has been engulfed in a violent conflict since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

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