UN Syria Envoy Reiterates Request to al-Nusra Front to Leave Syrian Army Repels Militants Attack on Sheikh Saeed District of Eastern Aleppo
The Syrian army forces repelled militants' attack on Sheikh Saeed district of eastern Aleppo, media reported on Thursday.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Syrian army forces repelled militants' attack on Sheikh Saeed district of eastern Aleppo, media reported on Thursday.
According to Lebanese Al-Manar TV channel, on Wednesday evening Syrian army managed to gain full control over the district, though militants tried to regain it several times during the night.
Meanwhile, the government forces continue an offensive in the Karam al-Tarrab area, located to the west of the Aleppo's international airport.
The situation in Aleppo has been seriously deteriorating over the recent months. Thousands of civilians are trapped in the terrorist-besieged eastern parts of Aleppo with no access to food or water. There have been several attempts to establish a ceasefire, however the bids have failed.
On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Syrian government forces had cleared almost half of eastern Aleppo from militant strongholds, liberating tens of thousands local residents.
On Wednesday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the United States, France and the United Nations have failed to offer aid to 90,000 Aleppo residents liberated from militants.
The Syrian civil war is ongoing since March 2011, with different countries, regional powers and terrorist organizations such as Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia, involved in the conflict.
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