Syrian army has retaken the entire neighborhoods in the Old city of Aleppo as the army forces carried out a large-scale operation to push Takfiri terrorists out of the strategic northwestern city, Press TV reported.
Syrian government forces had regained power over the historic area after the militants withdrew in the face of army advances overnight, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.
The rights group pointed out that the Takfiri militants “were forced to withdraw from the Old City neighborhoods of Aleppo for fear of being besieged.”
It also said the militants, late on Tuesday, were pushed out of the last parts of the Old City after Syrian government forces, with the help of allied forces, restored security to Agyul and Bab al-Hadid neighborhoods of Aleppo, situated nearly 355 kilometers north of the capital, Damascus.
Two hundred civilians were also liberated from the regained areas and the Syrian forces managed to capture dozens of terrorist from the neighborhoods.
The Syrian army also liberated Karm al-Dada, al-Sha’ar, al-Marjeh and al-Sheikh Lutfi districts in Aleppo as well as Tallet al-Shurta hill east of Aleppo earlier on Tuesday.
According to reports the Syrian army now controls more than 75 percent of eastern Aleppo.
The reports say that more than 300 people have fled the militant-controlled eastern districts of Aleppo of safe districts over the past 24 hours.