"The Syrian government forces with strong fire support are advancing in Bustan al-Basha district. By now, three quarters of the territories of this strategic district are under control of the forces. The Lebanese Hezbollah movement’s troops provide support in the offensive," the source said.
Earlier this week, Syrian troops supported by local militias managed to break through the key terrorist positions in another strategic district of Masaken Hanano.
On Tuesday, Syrian Army's General Command called on militants to lay down arms in accordance with an amnesty decree, to stop the bloodshed, bombing of residential areas as well attacks on civilians.
Between 200,000 and 300,000 civilians are still held by terrorists in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, according to Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien.