Syrian Troops Capture High Point in City of Aleppo
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian state media and sources close to opposition groups say army forces and their allies have captured a high point in the city of Aleppo where fighting with rebel groups resumed over the weekend.
The SANA news agency said Monday that the government troops took the hilltop of Bazo on the southern edge of Aleppo, near military bases.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Bazo was taken amid heavy bombardment.
The Observatory and the Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective, say that government forces are shelling the eastern, rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo, Reuters reported.
SANA says rebels shelled government-held neighborhoods, killing one person and wounding seven.
Fighting returned to Aleppo Saturday night, after a lull meant to allow rebels and civilians to leave the eastern districts expired without anyone leaving.