Syrian government troops and their allies have managed to retake full control of a neighborhood southeast of Aleppo, which has been turned into a major frontline in the fight against terrorists.
An unidentified Syrian military source announced the recapture of the Sheikh Saeed district on Wednesday.
However, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that militant groups still controlled a third of the neighborhood.
Russia ready to escort aid to eastern Aleppo
Separately on Wednesday, Russia expressed its readiness to escort aid agencies into recently retaken areas of eastern Aleppo.
Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military’s General Staff said that despite the announcement, Moscow had not received any requests from the United Nations or anyone else so far.
Rudskoi (pictured below) also noted that the Syrian government forces had completely purged terrorists from the Castello road, which is the only supply line into militant-held eastern Aleppo.
SOURCE: News Now/ Press TV