Syrian army has warned Aleppo militants to surrender while they still can as the government forces are expected to retake the city in the coming weeks.

The army’s helicopters distributed leaflets, urging the militants who are still in eastern Aleppo to lay down their weapons and allow the wounded and civilians to exit the city.

According to a military source, the city will be fully purged of militants in the coming weeks.

"The Syrian Arab Army will continue to implement its missions until the elimination of the terrorists and the recovery of control over all the eastern districts," the source said.

Being the second largest Syrian city, Aleppo remains split between government forces in the west and foreign-backed militants in the east.

This is while the Syrian military has announced that scores of terrorists have been killed during the army’s operations which have secured several neighborhoods in the war-torn city.

The army pointed out that it is currently engaged in defusing bombs and mines left by the terrorists in the streets of the Karm al-Miasar, Karm al-Tahhan, Qadi Askar and al-Haooz roundabout neighborhoods.

Since March 2011, Syria has been facing with a deteriorating conflict which has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 people, according to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.