The Guardian: Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo suffer 'biggest defeat since 2012'
Government advance drives wedge through rebel-held areas as activists claim opposition has lost third of its territory
Rebel forces in Aleppo have lost control of a key district that threatens to split the remaining opposition-held area in two, according to activists.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said pro-government forces seized the strategic Sakhour district in a wider advance that in recent days has driven rebels from a third of the areas they held.
One rebel official denied the report that Sakhour had fallen, an advance that would cut the rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo in two, while another said the situation was not yet clear.
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