Another key district of eastern Aleppo has effectively fallen to advancing Syrian regime forces, a rebel official said Monday, as the army and allied militia pressed an assault against the opposition-held enclave.
"Karm al-Jabal and al-Shaar are considered fallen," the official with the Jabha Shamiya group told Reuters, speaking from Turkey.
Zaman’s local reporter said a-Tahan and al-Qaterhji neighborhoods were also captured by regime forces.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based opposition group, reported heavy clashes on Monday morning in al-Shaar.
The Syrian army and its allies advanced into al-Shaar, capturing some positions in the area, it said.