De Mistura: Syrian army recaptured 40% of Aleppo

The Syrian army repelled the militants almost half of the territory of Aleppo. This was stated by the UN special representative for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, RIA Novosti reported.


Such a statement, de Mistura was made at an emergency meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in Syria, convened at the initiative of France. According to the UN special envoy, government forces conducted a successful tactical maneuver, capturing the Northern part of the East of Aleppo and thus smashing the main forces of terrorists in small groups.


“It is estimated that about 40% of the territory previously controlled by armed opposition groups, is now in the hands of government forces,” – said de Mistura. Earlier it became known that more than 18 thousands of civilians were unable to leave the militant-controlled areas of Aleppo due to the successful offensive of the Syrian army.

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