Nearly 10 000 civilians flee east Aleppo

2016-11-28 12:31
A Syrian man carries belongings as he leaves a heavily damaged street in Aleppo's rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab. (Thaer Mohammed, AFP)

A Syrian man carries belongings as he leaves a heavily damaged street in Aleppo's rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab. (Thaer Mohammed, AFP)

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Beirut - Nearly 10 000 civilians have fled battered eastern Aleppo towards government-held districts and the Kurdish-controlled neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

"Nearly 10 000 civilians have fled east Aleppo since the night of Saturday to Sunday," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"At least 6 000 of them went to the neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, the rest went to government zones of Aleppo."

Government forces retook six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, forcing huge numbers of civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive on Sunday to retake Syria's second city.

On Sunday, the 13th day of the operation, they took control of the adjacent neighbourhoods of Jabal Badra, Baadeeen Inzarat, Al-Sakan, al-Shaabi and Ain al-Tall, according to the Observatory.

Government forces are now "in control of most of the northern part" of Aleppo, according to the monitoring group.

Around 250 000 civilians besieged for months in the east have faced serious food and fuel shortages.

Once a commercial and industrial hub, Aleppo has seen some of the worst fighting in Syria's nearly six-year war.

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