“Opposition factions” are ready to withdraw from the Syrian city of Aleppo, a pro-miltiant news agency, Qasioun, reported on Tuesday, citing an anonymous field commander in the area.
According to the report, “opposition factions” unanimously decided to leave the city and ordered their representatives in Turkey to contact the UN on this issue.
No further details were provided.
The initiative now has to be confirmed on an official level.
UPD 22:07 CET 6.12.2016: Unconfirmed reports are appearing that militants are surrendering to government forces near the Aleppo Citadel.
The report appeared after another military blow delivered to militant groups operation in Aleppo by the Syrian army earlier on Tuesday. The army and its allies recaptured from militants 3 districts of Aleppo city and now they are further developing the advance in the eastern Aleppo area.
At the same time, the US-Russian talks on the same issue – the withdrawal of militants from Aleppo – officially collapsed on Tueday. This could indicate that the recently appeared rumors are just an attempt to buy an additional time for Aleppo militants.