Syrian Army Establishes Full Control of Eastern Aleppo

BEIRUT, December 12./TASS/. Syrian troops and militias have squeezed armed groups out of their last stronghold in Al-Firdous neighborhood and established full control over eastern Aleppo, Libankol news agency reports, saying people have rejoiced over the news.

It says crowds of people took to the streets in the west of the city to welcome the Syrian army.

From Monday morning, Syrian troops and militias have seized seven neighborhoods in the south-east of Aleppo. The Syrian military has managed to evacuate 3,500 people. Evacuees have left the dangerous districts via the humanitarian corridors going through Bab al-Nairab, al-Aziza and Qadi Askar square. They all have been taken by buses to temporary accommodation centers for civilians, where they will receive medical aid and shelter.