Syria Russia says Syrian govt controls 93 percent of Aleppo

Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as confirming the development.

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Syrian pro-government forces walk past rubble in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighbourhood on December 9, 2016 play

Syrian pro-government forces walk past rubble in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighbourhood on December 9, 2016

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The Syrian government now controls 93 percent of Aleppo, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Saturday.

"People are leaving through humanitarian corridors in a continuous flow into the part of the city that is controlled by the Syrian government," Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, according to Interfax. "A large part of Aleppo - 93 percent - is today controlled by the Syrian government."

Konashenkov added that after the removal of civilians was completed, Syrian government forces would continue to "liberate" eastern Aleppo.

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