The government forces captured Sheikh Sa’eed and al Ramouseh districts in the Southern part of Aleppo city on Wednesday.
The Syrian army, supported by the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iraqi al Nujaba forces, had started a new phase of operations in Sheikh Sa’eed a few days ago but made slow advances due to the deployment of hundreds of rebels in the area. The Syrian forces could seize back control of the strategic district on Wednesday after hours of continued clashes with the militants and pushed them back from the region. The army units have taken back 25 square kilometers of the total 45 of Eastern Aleppo while scores of militants were killed and wounded in tough clashes with the Syrian army soldiers.
Thousands of civilians, including hundreds of children and newborn babies, have also left the Eastern part of the blocked districts, while a total number of 647 rebels have left Eastern Aleppo over the past few days.