Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live



Syria: Rebels fight to gain control of Aleppo

Syria: Rebels fight to gain control of Aleppo


Rebel fighters in Aleppo in Syria under air-attack from pro-government forces..

On Saturday the rebel fighters declared they had finally broken through the government siege which also cut government-held Aleppo’s main supply route.

Rebels have taken most of a large government military complex southwest of Aleppo city in a major offensive that begun on Friday, to break a month-long siege and are now attacking further into government held territory.

But, fierce fighting and continuous Russian and Syrian air strikes in and around the Ramousah area, means no safe passage for besieged east Aleppo residents has been established, activists and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

It is estimated that 250,000 people reportedly leave in the besieged areas.

Video purports to show Syrians celebrating in the streets after rebels say they have broken the siege in Aleppo, but pro-government media outlets deny the siege has been broken.


View more