Another 4,000 Syrians flee fighting in city of Aleppo
BEIRUT | Hundreds of Syrians stood in long lines Sunday, some getting on government buses, to flee the ever shrinking rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo as military troops and allied militias continued their push to regain full control of the opposition stronghold.
Syria’s state news agency said at least 4,000 people fled the enclave Sunday. The state TV channel said more than 70,000 of eastern Aleppo’s estimated 275,000 residents have fled in recent days — mostly to governmentheld western Aleppo districts.
Residents said government airstrikes hit the last remaining bridge that linked eastern and western Aleppo, a largely symbolic strike.
They also reported that government and allied troops kept up their bombing of a handful of neighborhoods, which have become the shelter for most of the civilians who chose to remain.