50,000 have fled east Aleppo as army advances: monitor

Syrian families, fleeing from various eastern districts of Aleppo, queue to get onto buses in the government-held eastern neighbourhood of Jabal BadroMore than 50,000 people have fled rebel-held east Aleppo in the last four days as government forces advance, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday. The Britain-based monitor said more than 20,000 people had fled to western neighbourhoods of the city held by the government, with another 30,000 moving to areas held by Kurdish forces. Syrian troops have seized at least a third of eastern Aleppo since renewing their bid to recapture all of the battered second city just over two weeks ago.

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