BEIRUT, December 8. /TASS/. Nusra Front terrorists, who are currently calling themselves 'Jabhat Fateh al-Sham', are being surrounded by government troops and have agreed to leave the city of Aleppo through the northern corridor, towards the Castello road, the Hezbollah-owned TV Channel Al-Manar reported on Thursday.
The TV Channel reported this information with reference to mediators who were getting in touch with Syrian commanders on militants’ behalf.
According to the TV Channel, the Syrian government troops are now preparing for an assault on the grouping’s last stronghold near Bustan Al-Qasr and have delivered a series of powerful strikes against the terrorists’ fire emplacements and command posts.
The Syrian government troops reunited with the defenders of the medieval citadel in central Aleppo. Now they are mopping up residential quarters in the city’s historic part left by militants.
Local residents have started to return to the city’s eastern parts where work had been carried out to clear them of mines. The government troops have fully restored control of the highway to the international airport in Neirab.
The militants are still holding several districts south and southeast of Aleppo’s center and the terrorist groupings continue shelling the city’s districts controlled by the Syrian army. Thus, 24 people were killed and another 80 wounded on Wednesday as the militants shelled several Aleppo quarters.