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Syrian Army Repelling Attacks in North-Western Aleppo

Sputnik News

21:13 14.08.2016

Groups of terrorists have been carrying out attacks on Syria's government forces in the north-western Aleppo, which Damascus troops continue to thwart, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Sunday.

ALEPPO (Sputnik) – Terrorists are currently fighting against the Syrian army with small arms, mortars and heavy machine guns close to the village of Leramun near the city of Aleppo.

Damascus forces are successfully striking back at terrorists, who have also been forced out from the number of residential areas in the 1070 district of Aleppo's south-west.

Aleppo has been mired in intense fighting, with the Syrian army and local militia forces having managed to encircle large groups of militants in eastern districts of Aleppo.

Russia formed seven round-the-clock humanitarian corridors across Aleppo this month to allow safe passage for civilians and militants wishing to lay down arms.

On Thursday, a three-hour humanitarian window with a total halt in hostilities opened in Aleppo, and would be in effect every day from 10 a.m. (7:00 GMT) until 1 p.m. (10:00 GMT) local time.


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