Syrian government forces backed by Russia seize two thirds of east Aleppo
BBC – Close to two-thirds of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo have now fallen to the Syrian government after another district was seized.
A UK-based monitor said the Tariq al-Bab district fell on Friday, opening up a link between government-held areas and Aleppo’s airport.
Swathes of east Aleppo held by rebels have been seized by government troops and militiamen in the past three weeks.
Some 250,000 people remain trapped in besieged areas of the city.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. The United Nations this week said conditions in east Aleppo were now so dire that medical operations were being conducted without anaesthetics.
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