Saturday, November 12, 2016

Syrian War News Updates -- Condemner 12, 2016

Reuters: Syrian army and allies make gains in Aleppo

The Syrian army captured the Dahiyet al-Assad district of western Aleppo on Saturday, reversing all the gains made by rebels two weeks into their counter-attack against government-held areas, a war monitor and rebel official said.

State television said the army swept the suburban area for landmines after regaining full control.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said the army and its allies made several advances on the divided city's western edge this week, hampering the rebel offensive to break the siege on opposition-held districts.

Syrian government forces took Minian village and nearby positions, which were captured by rebels last month, the Observatory said.

Zakaria Malahifji, head of the political office of the Fastaqim rebel group fighting in Aleppo, confirmed the army's advances.

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Syrian War News Updates -- Condemner 12, 2016

Syria conflict: Aleppo rebels pushed back by Assad's forces -- BBC
Syrian Troops Reverse Rebel Advance West of Aleppo -- AP
Syrian regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo -- Al Arabiya
Syria regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo: monitor -- AFP
Aleppo: Syrian army reverses rebel gains on western edge of the city -- ABC News Online/Agencies
Turkey launches airstrikes in northern Syria, says army -- DW
Russian warship flotilla now off Syrian coast: military -- AFP
Russian warships arrive off Syria as regime regains Aleppo areas -- SKY News
Donald Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian rebels despite their pleas to him for help -- The Independent
Syrian opposition left with nowhere to turn after Trump's victory -- The Guardian
Assad Cautiously Upbeat About Trump -- US News and World Report
Suspected ISIS suicide bomber abandons his car after coming under fire in Aleppo -- Daily Mail
Russia says will need U.N. guarantee for new Aleppo humanitarian pauses -- Reuters
UN: Eastern Aleppo Faces Mass Starvation This Winter -- VOA
We spoke to the last female doctor in eastern Aleppo -- VICE News
'Syrian war is not receding, it is escalating' -- RT
In Syria, Aleppo's Fate Is Sealed: Analysis -- Stratfor

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