Syrian army advance into Aleppo’s ancient core
SYRIAN troops advanced into Aleppo’s central old city yesterday in the final offensive against 5,000 Western-backed insurgents.
They liberated the Farafira district on the north side of the medieval citadel, a narrow salient where soldiers have held out against guerillas for four years.
On Monday, the army warned the civilians remaining in the area to avoid insurgent positions and flee to government-held territory.
But in Hama yesterday, the al-Qaida-linked Jund al-Aqsa, the Free Syrian Army and the Chechen Jund al-Sham captured three more villages east of Maan.
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