Syrian forces advance in rebel-held districts in Northern Aleppo

DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Syrian army troops managed to retake another strategic neighborhood in northern Aleppo from foreign-backed terrorist groups, hoisting the Syrian flag there.

According to Tasnim dispatches, in an operation on Thursday, Syrian army forces took control of Bani Zeid neighborhood in northern Aleppo and forced the terrorists to retreat from the district.

Military sources said the neighborhood was previously used by terrorists as a stronghold to fire rockets at Syrian troops.

The report came as the Syrian army is opening humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to help residents leave the city.

According to media reports, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday that his forces are participating in “a large-scale humanitarian operation” in Aleppo to help residents “who had become hostages of terrorists.”

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

Meanwhile, Russia’s recent aerial support for the Syrian forces has given fresh impetus to the fight against the foreign-backed terrorists.

By Tasnim News Agency