Aleppo in past 24 hours: Army liberates 85% of eastern Aleppo

Aleppo in past 24 hours: Army liberates 85% of eastern Aleppo

The Syrian army and its allies advanced rapidly against terrorists in new areas of Eastern Aleppo and freed over 85% of the region.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Syrian army and its allies advanced rapidly against terrorists in new areas of Eastern Aleppo and freed over 85% of the region.

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Hundreds of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists left Aleppo on Green Buses after they laid down arms and surrendered to the army and popular forces.

Militants removed barricades at Bab Al-Hadid Square (the Iron Gate) in Southeastern Aleppo and allowed civilians to evacuate the war zone. The militants then laid down arms and surrendered to the government forces.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian government forces detected the terrorists' warehouse with toxic chemicals in the Northeastern part of Aleppo city.

During clearing and demining activities in the Masaken Hanano district, a Syrian army unit uncovered a large warehouse inside a school building, which was used by terrorists for making shells.

The warehouse reportedly contained explosive materials and equipment for manufacturing rocket shells and weaponized gas cylinders.

Syrian Army troops and popular forces captured more districts in Southeastern Aleppo after brief clashes with Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups.

The Syrian pro-government forces stormed the positions of the militants in al-Marja and Sheikh Lutfi districts from the East and forced the terrorists to retreat to the West. Al-Marja and Sheikh Lutfi are situated to the Southeast of Aleppo Citadel.

A few kilometers to the West, fierce clashes are underway between the government forces and terrorists in al-Zeidiyeh and Seif al-Dowleh districts.

Also on Wednesday, Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to advance against Jeish al-Fatah terrorists and won more districts Southeast of Aleppo city, while tens of militants turned themselves in to the army men in newly-captured regions.

The Syrian pro-government forces, who had freed parts of the districts of Karam al-Jabal, al-Qayoul and al-Farafereh, completed their control over these districts.

The army soldiers and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters pushed terrorists back from the district of Qastal al-Hararmi after liberating the district of Iron Gate (Bab al-Hadid).

Based on reports, tens of militants have fled towards the very few districts that are still under the control of other terrorist groups, while a large number of others have turned themselves in to the army soldiers in Qastal al-Harami district.

Syrian Army troops and popular forces are now in control of at least 85 percent of Eastern Aleppo districts, hitting hard the positions of Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups in the few remaining districts still under their control, field sources disclosed on Wednesday.

The sources said that the army men and popular forces are on the verge of driving terrorist out of the entire neighborhoods of Aleppo city after their victories against militants in the Northeastern districts and recapture of a major part of the districts in the Southeast.

"Terrorists are now trapped in a small area after pulling back forces from the districts in on the Eastern sides of the Citadel of Aleppo and the entire Old Aleppo quarter," they added.

"Terrorists are now retreating towards the neighborhoods of al-Kalasa, Bostan al-Qasr (Bustan al-Kaser), al-Ansari, al-Mash'had, al-Sukri, al-Salehin, Karam al-Da'ada, al-Nezha and a small part of Sheikh Saeed that have remained thus far under their control," the sources went on to say.

The latest reports coming from Northwestern Syria said on Wednesday evening that terrorists are still on the run and surrender districts in Southeastern Aleppo without serious resistance as the army's swift advances have gathered even more pace.

Army units seized back Ma'adi district and its surrounding areas South of Aleppo's historical citadel after they recaptured Bab an-Nayrab region.

The army also won back al-Qasiliah and Jbb al-Quebeh districts Southeast of the citadel.

War is now underway further in the South near the rims of the city in al-Salehin district, where the army has already captured the Eastern neighborhoods. The terrorists have reportedly taken shelter in the Western parts of the vast district after they escaped from the Old Aleppo quarter that has the Citadel of Aleppo at its center.

An army colonel said estimates show that al-Salehin district will fall to the government troops in the next few hours.

The Syrian forces also took control of Bab al-Nasr, al-Khandaq road, al-Hamidiyeh, Nour Eddin al-Zanki Street and al-Mashatiyeh in Southeastern Aleppo.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army troops and Hezbollah resistance fighters managed to take control of al-Jadideh district and immediately moved in several directions to beat terrorists back from their positions in al-Kelaseh, Bab al-Maqam, al-Fardos and Karm al-Deada districts after fortifying their positions in vast areas of al-Salehin district.

The terrorists have so far lost over 40 districts and neighborhoods in Eastern Aleppo and are now in control of only very few districts stretching over an area 7 sq/km or less than 10 percent of what was once their territory for 5 years until this last Summer.

Now the army is gaining ground at an astonishing pace and plans to corner the Jeish Al-Fatah terrorists in one single district.

"If the Syrian government forces manage to seize back Karm al-Deada, al-Fardos and al-Kelaseh districts, the terrorists who are in Sheikh Saeed district will come under the Syrian army's full siege from the Northern and Eastern directions and this region will fall as well," a battlefield source explained on Wednesday evening.

The source went on to say that the Syrian government troops are likely to be faced with some tough resistance in Sheikh Saeed district which is considered the Southern gate of Aleppo city in the South-East.

The clashes are still underway at the Regional Power Company of Sheikh Saeed in the Eastern part of this vital district.

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