According to the Russian military, Assad's army has full control over the blocks Bayadin, Sheikh Fares, Al Qadisiyah, Haidar al-Ghani, Sheikh Khasro, Sheikh Khader, Jabal Badr, Tariq Sheikh Najjar, Tirabl el Khaleq, Bustan al-Basha and Hai Es Sahour.
Humanitarian assistance is being delivered to the residents of these areas, including hot meals, water and other essential items, the Russian side informs. At the same time, Reuters reported that thousands of residents of the captured eastern districts of Aleppo left their homes in a hurry due to heavy fighting.
The capture of eastern parts of Aleppo was preceded by massive air strikes on the positions of the jihadists and insurgents. According to the state Syrian television, militaries are carrying out demining of conquered territories and continue the offense.
Earlier on Monday, the UK-based Monitoring Centre for Human Rights and Syrian state media reported that Syrian government forces seized a strategically important part of the eastern Aleppo – Sahour quarter, thus dividing the territory controlled by the rebels in two.
Advancement of the Syrian army in Aleppo in recent days was the most serious blow to the rebels in the city. The eastern part of the city was under the control of insurgents for four years.