Govern­ment forces in con­trol of Aleppo

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The Syr­ian army has re­taken full con­trol of the dev­as­tated city of Aleppo, it said on Thurs­day, scor­ing its big­gest vic­tory against op­po­si­tion forces since the civil war erupted in 2011. The an­nounce­ment came af­ter a land­mark evac­u­a­tion deal that ended a fe­ro­cious month­long of­fen­sive waged in east Aleppo by govern­ment forces and al­lied mili­tia. Cars crawled along, their driv­ers sound­ing their horns, and in city squares, chil­dren had the col­ors of the Syr­ian flag painted on their cheeks.

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