Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Jihadists rebels surrender almost all of east Aleppo

By Leith Fadel - 07/12/2016
 BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:11) - The Jihadist rebels of Fatah Halab have surrendered almost all of the districts of Old Aleppo after the Syrian Army's swift advances west of the Aleppo International Airport risked splitting them apart from their comrades further south.

This comes after a massive rebel counteroffensive at Karm Al-Maysar and Karm Al-Qaterjy failed to yield any gains. Making matters worse for the insurgents, the Syrian Armed Forces would proceed to capture Sha'ar district and the nearby Turbet Lala district. 

 Reports suggest that a Turkish-Russian agreement has been reached over the surrender of the remaining east Aleppo districts under jihadist control after extended negotiations between leaders of opposition groups and Russian officers in Turkey. 

 It remains unknown whether the more extremist groups like Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham and Zinki are part of this agreement.

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