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Pro-Assad forces seize third of east Aleppo in rapid advance
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Pro-Assad forces seize third of east Aleppo in rapid advance

by firstsource newsNovember 28, 2016

As many as 20,000 people reportedly trying to flee rebel-held area after push led by Iraqi militias and Hezbollah

Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad have seized control of up to one-third of rebel-held east , meeting little resistance as they stormed northern areas of ’s second city leaving tens of thousands of civilians scrambling for ways to escape.

The speed of the advance surprised both the Syrian military and its backers as well as those who had vowed to defend opposition-held districts throughout 12 months of near constant bombardment and siege.

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