The Syrian army said it has liberated 99 percent of the eastern half of the city of Aleppo, causing residents to fill the streets in celebration.
The Syrian army and its allies are in the “last moments before declaring victory” in Aleppo, a Syrian military source said, after rebel defenses collapsed Monday, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground.
Rebels withdrew from all districts on the east side of the Aleppo River on Monday afternoon after losing Sheikh Saeed in the south of their pocket in overnight fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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@BBCBreaking Where UKs $120 mln Wht Helmets? No liberated E.Aleppo person ever seen/heard of them. But warehouses hoarded food & meds filmed
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