Rebels' hold on eastern Aleppo collapses as troops move in

Rebels' hold on eastern Aleppo collapses as troops move in

Rebels' hold on eastern Aleppo collapses as troops move in

For much of Syria's five-year civil war, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have carried out relentless attacks and aerial bombardment of the eastern part of the city, long controlled by rebels.

Part of the northern area was seized by the Kurdish YPG militia, which is hostile to the rebel groups in eastern Aleppo and advanced into the rebel-held territory from the Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district, Abdulrahman said.

Thousands of residents were reported to have fled.

Ammar Sakkar, a spokesman for the Fastaqim brigade, said the rebels would continue to fight.

It also would bolster his position and momentum just as a new US administration is taking hold, freeing thousands of his troops and allied militiamen to move on to other battles around the country.

The city has been divided between the regime-held west and rebel-controlled east since 2012.

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It is the latest such agreement, characterised by Damascus as "reconciliations" but decried by rebels as the forcible removal of the populations of opposition areas, and a model that the government has suggested could be employed in east Aleppo.

Almost 10,000 civilians have fled the east, the Observatory said late on Sunday, with about 6,000 moving to the Kurdish-held Sheikh Maqsoud neighbourhood and 4,000 to government-held west Aleppo. A large proportion of them are said to be children.

A man inspects an unexploded missile in the rebel-held besieged Al-Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

A military news service run by Hezbollah declared the northern portion of eastern Aleppo under full state control.

The United Nations' humanitarian chief says initial reports indicate some 16,000 people have been displaced following Syrian government advances on rebel-held Aleppo districts.

Opposition activist Omar Abu Laila, who is from Deir el-Zour and now lives in Europe, said the airstrike struck a vegetable market on Sunday, killing 17 and wounding more than 25.

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"It is a withdrawal for the sake of being able to defend and reinforce the front lines", an official in the Jabha Shamiya rebel group told Reuters.

The Syrian army and its allies drove rebels from a strategically important area of eastern Aleppo on Monday, the army and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in Aleppo. The Jabha Shamiya official said part of it had been evacuated so it would become part of the new frontline.

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

"We've been under siege for the past three months", said Alaeddine Hilal, a 45-year-old trader who lives between the Hulluk and Haidariyeh neighborhoods, speaking by phone.

They say the old and the young suffered alike.

"The situation is very bad".

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