Army advances in Aleppo ahead of UN ceasefire vote

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From Al Jazeera:

“Syrian government forces gained more ground in the battle for Aleppo on Monday, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on a resolution demanding a ceasefire in the battered city.

Three weeks into their offensive, the army and allied militias seized the Qadi Askar neighbourhood overnight and were in control of about two-thirds of former rebel territory in east Aleppo.

“The Syrian government and its allies are now about 800 metres from the citadel … They’re now in control of about 60 percent of what used to be the rebel-controlled east,” Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker said, reporting from Gaziantep along the Turkey-Syria border.”

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