Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates October 6, 2016

CNN: Syrian regime forces gain control of key Aleppo area

(CNN)The Syrian military and its allies have gained control of part of a key neighborhood on Aleppo's front line, pushing into the city's rebel-held east, Syrian state media and a UK-based monitoring group said.

"An army unit in cooperation with the supporting forces carried out a 'swift' operation against the fortified sites of the terrorist organizations in Bustan al-Basha neighborhood in Aleppo city," state-run SANA quoted a military source as saying.

Bustan al-Basha is located on the front line between besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo and government-held areas in the center and west of the city. It is the first time the government has made gains in that neighborhood since losing the area to rebels three years ago, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

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The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates October 6, 2016

Syrian government forces seize half of rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo: monitor -- Reuters
Syrian government forces advance on rebel-held Aleppo -- Al Jazeera
Assad Offers Rebels Amnesty If They Surrender Aleppo -- Reuters
UN diplomat offers to personally escort 900 al-Qaeda fighters out of Aleppo in hope of ending bombing -- The Telegraph
UN envoy offers to escort Islamist militants out of Syria’s Aleppo -- France 24
UN envoy warns east Aleppo faces 'total destruction' -- Al Jazeera
East Aleppo turning into 'another Rwanda,' UN envoy for Syria warns -- Los Angeles Times
Eastern Aleppo could be destroyed by Christmas, warns UN Syria envoy -- The Guardian
In Fight for Aleppo, Tangled Alliances Add to Chaos -- New York Times
Syria conflict: Life under siege in rebel-held Aleppo -- BBC
Aleppo May Be 'Totally Destroyed' in Two Months -- Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic
Aleppo then and now: What 5 years of civil war has wrought -- CNN

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