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Iran Press TV

Aleppo back in government hands in weeks: Syria

Iran Press TV

Sun Dec 4, 2016 11:18PM

Syrian army helicopters have dropped leaflets on eastern Aleppo warning the militants to surrender while they still can as the military has said it expects to retake the divided city within weeks.

The Sunday distributed leaflets called on the militants still remaining in eastern Aleppo to lay down the weapons and to permit the wounded and other civilians to exit the city.

A military source told reporters that the city will be fully purged of militants "in weeks."

"The Syrian Arab Army will continue to implement its missions until the elimination of the terrorists and the recovery of control over all the eastern districts," he added.

Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, remains split between government forces in the west and foreign-backed terrorists in the east, making it a frontline battleground.

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