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SYRIAN ARMY REIMPOSES SIEGE ON REBEL-HELD AREAS IN ALEPPO

DAMASCUS, Syria,- The Syrian army wrested back control over a series of military bases, south of the northern province of Aleppo, Sunday, reimposing a full siege on rebel-held areas in the eastern part of Aleppo city, Syria's national TV reported.

The military forces recaptured all the military bases near the al-Ramuseh area, south of Aleppo, said the report.

The rebels, mainly the Jaish al-Fateh, or the Army of Conquest, unleashed a wide-scale offensive early last month, capturing the military colleges and breaking the government-imposed siege on rebel-held areas, in eastern Aleppo.

The Syrian forces, backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah group and Russian air strikes, mounted a counterattack, succeeding Sunday, to capture those areas and placing back the siege.

Previously, the army said, civilians wishing to leave eastern Aleppo are allowed to do so, while the rebels would be granted pardon, if they laid down their weapons and surrendered to the army.

It's not yet clear whether the pardon is still in place, after the military's recapture of the bases.

Source: Nam News Network