Syria forces retake 6 Aleppo rebel areas, civilians flee

A tank is seen on a street on November 27, 2016 in the Masaken Hanano district in eastern Aleppo, a day after Syrian pro-government forces seized it from rebel fightersGovernment forces have retaken a third of rebel-held territory in Aleppo, forcing nearly 10,000 civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive to retake Syria’s second city. In a major breakthrough in the push to retake the whole city, regime forces captured six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, including Masaken Hanano, the biggest of those in eastern Aleppo. Inzarat, Al-Sakan al-Shaabi and Ain al-Tall have all returned to regime hands and government forces have made large forays into Sakhur and nearby Haidariya, the monitor said.

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