Syrian government forces have retaken the areas lost yesterday in Damascus during an anti-regime offensive, according to state news agency SANA, citing the General Staff of the Armed Forces. According to the General Staff, loyalist forces retook control of the “points where terrorists had infiltrated”, referring to opposition militants. Members of al-Qaeda also participated in the anti-government offensive on Sunday in the Jobar quarter.
On Sunday, a statement of Russia’s center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said that the Syrian Armed Forces over the past two days managed to move forward into the eastern districts of the Aleppo city. The report affirmed that in Aleppo’s eastern part from Jabhat al-Nusra and their armed allies have been liberated five blocks and more than 2,000 houses. Russia’s center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria has organized humanitarian aid delivery to Aleppo’s recaptured districts. According to SANA news agency, about 1,500 people have managed to leave eastern districts of Syria’s city of Aleppo that are occupied by militants, on Sunday. The Syrian Army is now conducting a large-scale clearance operation in the Masaken Hanano district, where terrorists from Al-Nusra Front and other radical groups mined buildings and roads to prevent civilians from fleeing the area through humanitarian corridors established by government forces.