Syrian troops advance in Aleppo, kill 26 rebels
Damascus, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 26 rebel fighters were killed Sunday by the Syrian troops in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said. The killed rebels were from an array of jihadi groups, mainly the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying. It also added that the Syrian troops advanced Sunday in the northern part of Aleppo, capturing new areas
Damascus, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 26 rebel fighters were killed Sunday by the Syrian troops in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.
The killed rebels were from an array of jihadi groups, mainly the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.
It also added that the Syrian troops advanced Sunday in the northern part of Aleppo, capturing new areas.
Aleppo, once the economic hub of Syria, has seen the most ferocious battles between the rebels and the government troops.
The rebels have controlled almost half of the city and the majority of its countryside while the government troops are fighting to dislodge them from the city.
Besides Aleppo, the Syrian troops also progressed against the rebels in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus Sunday, mainly the troublesome suburb of Jobar, a main stronghold of the armed militant groups, according to the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV.
The TV said that 90 percent of Jobar was exposed to the Syrian troops.
Rebels' influence in Jobar, two km northeast to the walls of the old city of Damascus, has threatened the heavily fortified capital, since the suburb is next to the government-controlled eastern districts of Damascus.
Throughout the country's four-year-old civil war, rebels in the suburb have repeatedly attempted to breach the capital.
Over 191,000 people have been killed since the conflict started in Syria in 2011, according to the latest UN report.
This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Coronavirus Outbreak: FIFA agrees to $1.5 billion relief plan to help deal with impact of COVID-19 pandemic
The third stage of the plans, unanimously backed by the FIFA Council on Thursday, allows for a ‘universal solidarity grant’ of $1 million dollars to all national associations with an additional $500,000 specifically for women’s football.
India bans Chinese apps: TikTok has many issues but banning it for exposing our cultural problems is pointless and counter-productive
Rather than banning TikTok, one must have honest conversations around the cultural issues that are being reflected on the social media platform, and develop societal solutions
India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal
On Wednesday, representatives from ASEAN, along with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and China participated virtually in the 10th RCEP inter-sessional ministerial meeting