The Wall Street Journal: Syria nears total control of battle-ravaged Aleppo

The Syrian regime extended its grip of Aleppo to almost all of the city on Monday as a proposal to evacuate rebels and civilians awaited a definitive response from Damascus’ Russian allies.

Syrian state media said President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had captured 98% of the eastern areas of Aleppo that have been largely rebel-held since 2012. The rebels and the opposition monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces were in control of 90%.

Syrian Regime Close to Gaining Control of Aleppo


President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russia, continued to drive opposition groups out of Aleppo and are close to gaining full control of the Syrian city.

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