Russian Military Says Liberation of Aleppo From Militants Complete

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Russian Military Says Liberation of Aleppo From Militants Complete

AFP 2016/ GEORGE OURFALIAN. Phono: Syrian government forces drive a tank on a road in the Maysar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 29, 2015

The liberation of the eastern part of Aleppo city has been finished, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation in Syria reported.

“The operation by the Syrian Army aimed at liberating the militant-controlled neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo has been completed. The Syrian government forces continue to eliminate isolated pockets of militant resistance,” the center said in a statement.

All women and children have been evacuated from the areas of eastern Aleppo that militants used to control.

“The operation of the Russian Center for Reconciliation to evacuate militants and their families from the eastern districts of Aleppo is now complete,” the statement added.

Over 9,500 people have been moved out of the rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo since the operation was launched on December 15.

“In some areas, there are still groups of militants from radical and irreconcilable gangs, who are firing at Syria troops,” the statement noted.

Now, government forces are continuing a police operation to secure all districts of Aleppo.

Earlier reports said that some militants opened fire on one of the сonvoys that was taking citizens out of eastern Aleppo and attempted to take hostages.

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  • Aquartertoseven

    ““The operation by the Syrian Army aimed at liberating the militant-controlled neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo has been completed. The Syrian government forces continue to eliminate isolated pockets of militant resistance,” the center said in a statement.”

    So…. it’s not over.

    • Barba_Papa

      Yeah, as long as there is still shooting going on its not over. Otherwise its sounds as ridiculous as George Bush standing on his aircraft carrier declaring victory. And then it just got started.

      Call it more: major combat operations are over, all that remains is mopping up some isolated pockets.

    • goingbrokes

      Well, it is over. These are more police actions than army manoeuvres.

  • Gary Sellars

    Squeeze the remaining sodomite goat-fuckers until their eyeballs pop…

  • BrandonRains

    Wooooo!!!!