Monitor: Syrian government recaptures rebel gains in Aleppo offensive

h20160909008520Syrian government forces have recaptured all the areas of western Aleppo taken by rebels in a major offensive aimed at breaking the siege of the opposition-held east of the city, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

The government forces have retaken all of the south-western Dahiyat al-Assad district and the nearby village of Minyan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rebels including the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, the Fatah al-Sham front, launched an offensive in late October aimed at breaking through to besiege eastern Aleppo for the second time.

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SOURCE: News Now/EBL News Online

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