Syrian army controls 93% of Aleppo: Russian defense ministry

Syrian army controls 93% of Aleppo: Russian defense ministry

The Syrian army is seizing control over 93 percent of the whole territory of Aleppo, the Russian General Staff said Friday.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - “As a result of a successful advance, 52 districts of eastern Aleppo have been freed. Over the past 4 days, territory controlled by militants decreased by one third. The Syrian army controls 93% of the city’s territory,” the Russian General Staff elaborated.

More than 1,000 terrorists handed their arms over and left eastern Aleppo, 953 of them have been granted amnesty, Gen. Lt. Sergei Rudskoy said, adding that Russian warplanes have not carried out airstrikes around Aleppo since October 18, he said.

According to Rudskoy, 21 facilities, including two schools and two mosques, have been cleared of explosive devices in Aleppo over the past 24 hours.

The Russian General Staff said that Aleppo’s residents report torture, public executions by the so-called “moderate opposition,” the Russian General Staff said.

“Civilians who escaped from terrorists tell about new crimes committed by militants of the so-called moderate opposition in eastern Aleppo. Torture, public executions and massacre of the population have been confirmed,” Rudskoy said, noting that over 3,000 Aleppo residents returned to their houses in the city.

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