Syria government forces 'retake' largest Aleppo rebel district
Syrian government forces have retaken the largest rebel-controlled district in eastern Aleppo, state media report.
The capture of Masaken Hanano, in north-east Aleppo, could give Syria's army line-of-fire control over other opposition-held areas, activists say.
The government resumed its offensive to retake eastern Aleppo on 15 November. Some 275,000 people are under siege.
The assault has killed 212 civilians, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Among the victims were 27 children, the monitoring group added. Reports suggest there is a lack of medical supplies and food.... read more
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