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    Syrian pro-government troops hold a position in Aleppo's eastern Karm al-Jabal neighborhood as they advance towards al-Shaar neighbourhood on December 5, 2016 during their offensive to retake Syria's second city.

    Syrian Army Backed by Militia Liberating Remaining Districts in Southern Aleppo

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    Syrian army backed by local militia are forcing the militants out from the remaining districts from in southern Aleppo, a well-informed source told RIA Novosti Thursday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to media reports, Syrian army now controls over 80 percent of the city.

    "After a series of powerful artillery attacks on command posts and firing positions of the enemy, the army began storming Kalyasa and Sukkari [districts]. At the same time, it pushed most of the radicals out of the Sheikh Saeed, attacking from the southern flank," the source said.

    Over the recent months, Aleppo has been a major battleground in Syria, engaging government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups. Eastern Aleppo is currently encircled by government forces, and the fighting has affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. Internationally mediated ceasefires have collapsed as militants continued attacks and opposition failed to expel terrorists from the city.

    Syrian pro-government forces set up an outpost on December 2, 2016 in the Aleppo's eastern neighbourhood of Sakan al-Shababi after they retook from rebel fighters
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    Syrian pro-government forces set up an outpost on December 2, 2016 in the Aleppo's eastern neighbourhood of Sakan al-Shababi after they retook from rebel fighters

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