According to the Russian General Staff, the Syrian army now controls 93 percent of the entire city of Aleppo, Fars news agency reported on Friday.
“As a result of a successful advance, 52 districts of Eastern Aleppo have been freed. The territory controlled by militants decreased by one third over the past 4 days. The Syrian army controls 93% of the city's territory,” the Russian General Staff said.
General Lieutenant Sergei Rudskoy said on Friday that more than 1,000 militants have surrendered arms and fled from Aleppo, while 953 of them having been granted amnesty.
Around 8,500 people, including 2,900 children, left militant-controlled areas of Aleppo in the past 24 hours with the help of Russian servicemen, the Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria said.
“In the past 24 hours alone, 8,461 city residents, including 2,934 children, left districts in the Eastern part of Aleppo city with the assistance of the Russian center of reconciliation,” the center said in a statement released on Friday.
It also said that over a dozen militants who had been actively fighting in Aleppo received amnesty after they surrendered arms.
The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said, "Fourteen militants, laying down arms, walked out to the Western part of the city towards Syrian troops. In accordance with the decision of the Syrian president all of them were granted amnesty."