Sunday, October 23, 2016

Intense battles rage in Syria's Aleppo after truce expired

Intense battles raged in Syria's northern city of Aleppo after a three-day truce expired Saturday without achieving its intended goals, according to pan-Arab Mayadeen TV.


The battles are concentrated at the "rebel"-held eastern part of Aleppo, said the report, adding that airstrikes were targeting the rebel positions in eastern Aleppo.

It said that the Syrian military forces are making a progress in the Salahuddien neighborhood, southwest of the rebel-held eastern Aleppo part.

The unilateral truce, declared by Russia and Syria, aims at helping evacuate the civilians and wounded from eastern Aleppo, as well as the rebels to either go to other "rebel"-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib, or surrender to the Syrian army in exchange for a presidential pardon.

The Syrian and Russian side outlined six passages out of eastern Aleppo for the civilians and two for the rebels.

However, only seven rebels managed to leave during the three days, as the government accused the ultra-radical group of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham of forcefully preventing the civilians from leaving.

The battles in Aleppo are complicated, as the province is an example of the Syrian war, where there are so many "rebel" groups backed by different regional and international players.
  [Xinhua/globaltimes.cn]
23/10/16
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