BREAKING: Rebels call for ceasefire as regime recaptures all of Aleppo city

Syrian pro-government forces in the Myessar district in east Aleppo on 4 December 2016. (AFP/File)
Syrian pro-government forces in the Myessar district in east Aleppo on 4 December 2016. (AFP/File)

Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo’s historic ‘Old City’, pushing the last remaining rebels there out.

The British-based monitoring group, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said an army advance on Tuesday and overnight, supported by heavy air strikes and shelling, caused insurgents to withdraw from the Old City.

The report indicates that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, helped by its ally Russia, is closer than ever to what would be its biggest victory of the conflict – retaking eastern Aleppo in its entirety.

The Syrian army advance has already seen rebels lose two thirds of the besieged enclave.

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