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Syrian army advances into rebel Aleppo

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By Euronews
Syrian army advances into rebel Aleppo

<p>Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting between rebels and government forces in eastern Aleppo.</p> <p>As the rebel frontline begins to crumble, and former strongholds fall to government forces, thousands of civilians are seizing the opportunity to escape after weeks of intense airstrikes.</p> <p>The Syrian army captured the Jabal Badro neighbourhood on Sunday, after seizing the central Hanano district the day before in an attempt to split the rebel-held area in two.</p> <p>Reports suggest that 275,000 civilians – including 90,000 children – remain beyond the rebel frontline, where food and medical supplies have all but run out.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tonight we have no house, it's bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died. – Bana <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Aleppo?src=hash">#Aleppo</a> <a href="https://t.co/arGYZaZqjg">pic.twitter.com/arGYZaZqjg</a></p>— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlabedBana/status/802969219268743168">27 November 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Buses were used to ferry residents to government-held areas.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Residents in east Aleppo flee on government buses as Syrian army advances – <a href="https://t.co/NcaSrrLhx7">https://t.co/NcaSrrLhx7</a> <a href="https://t.co/50UGbVDODy">pic.twitter.com/50UGbVDODy</a></p>— Eagle News PH (@EagleNewsPH) <a href="https://twitter.com/EagleNewsPH/status/803041802911629312">28 November 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Events on the ground remain unclear, however, reports claim that pro-Assad forces are making rapid advances into rebel strongholds.</p>