Syria’s Victory

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December 13th, 2016

TASS/ The hostilities in eastern Aleppo have ceased, the city is under the control of the Syrian government, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

“The latest information we have received within the past hour is that military operations ,in Aleppo have stopped,” the diplomat said, adding that the Syrian government has regained control of eastern Aleppo, and now the stage of practical humanitarian actions is beginning.

The ambassador said earlier in the day that militants and members of their familes are leaving the city’s eastern neighborhoods via the agreed corridors.

“All militants along with members of their families and the wounded are now leaving the city via the agreed corridors moving in the directions chosen by them, including towards Idlib,” the diplomat said.

After the meeting, Churkin said that it was too early to speak that the conflict in Syria is about to be over following the liberation of Aleppo.

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6 thoughts on “Syria’s Victory

  1. Turkey confirms ceasefire agreement reached in Aleppo

    December 13, 21:24

    An agreement on the cessation of hostilities has been reached following contacts between Russia’s representatives and members of the Syrian opposition in eastern Aleppo. Some diplomatic sources have informed TASS that the relevant information had been provided on Tuesday by Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Huseyin Muftuoglu.
    The diplomat noted that the issue at hand is the agreements on evacuating civilians from the city at first stage, and then – evacuating opposition groups in the direction of Idlib.
    Muftuoglu recalled that Turkey had made efforts in recent weeks to make sure that the humanitarian corridors were open. He warned though that the situation in Syria is still very fragile.

    More: http://tass.com/world/919131

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  2. December 13th, 2016 – Turkey to receive 80,000 refugees from Aleppo
    Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said earlier in the day that the hostilities in eastern Aleppo had stopped, and the city is under the control of the Syrian government

    Turkey will receive 80,000 refugees from Syria’s Aleppo, which has come under the government forces’ full control earlier on Tuesday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Mehmet Simsek, has said.

    “Turkey, the world’s largest refugee hosting country, is to set up a tent city to accommodate up to 80,000 refugees fleeing Aleppo,” he wrote on Twitter.
    Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said earlier in the day that the hostilities in eastern Aleppo had stopped, and the city is under the control of the Syrian government. The diplomat noted that the militants would leave Aleppo’s eastern districts with the next few hours. According to Churkin, all militants along with members of their families and the wounded “are now leaving the city via the agreed corridors moving in the directions chosen by them, including towards Idlib.”.

    More: http://tass.com/world/919153

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  3. December 13th, 2016 – Turkey to boost contacts with Russia on developments in Aleppo

    Turkey is planning more intensive contacts with Russia and other countries in the near future on the situation in Aleppo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu said on Tuesday.
    “We are making huge efforts to stop violence in Aleppo and Syria. We are discussing the issues of ceasefire and humanitarian aid supplies with all countries, mainly with key participants, Russia and Iran, and the Persian Gulf states,” the foreign minister said.

    “In the coming days, today or tomorrow, we will intensify our contacts with Russia and other sides on these issues,” he added. These talks focus on ceasefire, opening humanitarian corridors for Aleppo and in general the ways to stop the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian city.
    “We are constantly holding talks with Russia and other countries on various issues. These are routine contacts. Information on tomorrow’s (Turkish-Russian) talks emerged in the news but there is nothing special about this,” he said.
    Cavushoglu noted that Turkey “put forward particular proposals but it seems that not all countries are on the square.” He stressed the need to “immediately ensure the ceasefire regime in Aleppo for the evacuation of civilians from the city.”

    More: http://tass.com/world/918975

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  4. December 13th, 2016 – Military Operation in Eastern Aleppo Ends, Syrian Gov’t Regains Control

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The fighting in Eastern Aleppo has stopped and the Syrian government has regained control over the territory after the withdrawal of militants from the city was agreed, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday.
    “The latest information that we have received during the past hour or so is that military operations in Eastern Aleppo have concluded,” Churkin said, adding, “So, there is no issue of any ceasefire or special humanitarian operations. The Syrian government has regained control of the Eastern Aleppo, so the stage of practical humanitarian actions begins.”

    Ahead of the emergency UN Security Council meeting, the Russian Envoy told reporters that the “latest information is that they indeed have an arrangement achieved on the ground that the fighters are going to leave the city”.

    According to Churkin, the militants, who have been holed up in Eastern Aleppo for years, are scheduled to leave the city “within hours.”

    The envoy added that the withdrawal of militants will put the city under the control of the Syrian government and there will be no need for Eastern Aleppo residents to leave their homes.

    During his speech at the meeting, Churkin told the UNSC members that the “counterterrorism operations in Aleppo will conclude in the next few hours”.

    He said that the fighters are currently leaving the city through corridors that they chose themselves, including ones leading to Syria’s Idlib province, adding that “The counter-terrorism operation in Aleppo will be completed within a few hours. All the militants along with their families and the wounded are now withdrawing through the agreed corridors in the directions they themselves have chosen, including in the direction of Idlib”.

    Meanwhile, the terrorist groups in Eastern Aleppo asked the Syrian Army to allow them leave the city for Idlib similar to other militant groups throughout the country that have opted for the same choice.

    The Syrian Army’s victories in Eastern Aleppo finally forced militant groups to leave the war-torn city as Jeish Al-Fatah terrorists are now encircled in a very small area left with the only two options of surrender or die.

    The Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria announced on Tuesday that the Syrian army troops and popular forces have squeezed Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in an area no larger than 3 sq/km, after taking control of more than 98 percent of entire Eastern Aleppo.

    A field source also disclosed that the defense lines of the terrorists have completely collapsed and they are now able to resist against the government forces’ strikes, saying the army men and Hezbollah will soon liberate the remaining neighborhoods.

    The Syrian army units started special operations in Aleppo after several humanitarian pauses declared by Damascus and Moscow to give a chance to the civilian population as well as the militants to leave the Eastern parts of the city through 8 corridors.

    District after district have fallen into the hands of the Syrian army soldiers and their allies in the city of Aleppo, as the pro-government troops have recaptured most of the blocks and districts in the Northern and Southern parts of Eastern Aleppo.

    Also, tens of thousands of civilians, including hundreds of children and newborn babies, have also left the Eastern part of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in recent days, while thousands of militants laid down their arms and left Eastern Aleppo through the special corridor.

    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950923001930

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  5. December 13th, 2016

    Syrian Government Forces Safely Evacuate Civilians from Danger Zone in Aleppo
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army forces evacuated a large number of civilians from newly-liberated neighborhoods of Sheikh Saeed and Al-Salehin in Southeastern Aleppo as pro-government troops continue to push terrorist groups back from the entire city. [PHOTOS]
    http://en.farsnews.com/imgrep.aspx?nn=13950923001627

    Residents Celebrate Syrian Army’s Victory in Aleppo
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian government forces have regained full control over 98 percent of Aleppo, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation said on Tuesday. Local residents have taken to the streets celebrating the army’s victory and the emerging hope of peace. [VIDEO]
    http://en.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13950923001552

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Southeastern Aleppo neighborhood of Sheikh Saeed was liberated by government forces after tough battles last week. The Syrian army has also declared control over the Bustan al-Qasr and al-Kallyasa districts, along with Sheikh Saeed and al-Firdows Southeast of the city. [VIDEO] http://en.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13950923000847

    Syrian Army Troops in Newly Captured Town in Northern Dara’a
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army soldiers cleared up the newly liberated town of Al-Faqi’ in Northern Dara’a from terrorists. [PHOTOS] http://en.farsnews.com/imgrep.aspx?nn=13950923001652

    Aleppo on Verge of Full Liberation: Militants Leaving City
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950923001888

    Syrians Celebrate Army’s Imminent Victory in Aleppo
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrians continue to celebrate the army’s victories in Northern Syrian city of Aleppo as the government forces clear the entire city from terrorists. [PHOTOS]
    http://en.farsnews.com/imgrep.aspx?nn=13950923001249

    Military Operation in Eastern Aleppo Ends, Syrian Gov’t Regains Control
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950923001930

    Russia: Terrorists Likely to Leave Syria’s Aleppo within Hours
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950923001829

    Syrian Army Fends off ISIL’s Large-Scale Offensive on Key Airbase West of Palmyra
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950923000476

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  6. Western politicians, “experts” and journalists are going to have to reboot their stories over the next few days now that Bashar al-Assad’s army has retaken control of eastern Aleppo
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/aleppo-falls-to-syrian-regime-bashar-al-assad-rebels-uk-government-more-than-one-story-robert-fisk-a7471576.html

    Syrian army declares victory in Aleppo.
    The Syrian Army has officially liberated Aleppo after ousting rebels from their last bastions in the eastern part of the city.
    Early on Monday, the Syrian Arab Army made significant advances leaving only three residential blocks in the hands of anti-government forces.
    The rebels had little choice but to “surrender or die,” Lieutenant Gen. Zaid al-Saleh, director of Syria’s security committee, told reporters in the Sheik Saeed district.
    The Battle of Aleppo lasted more than four years after fighting broke out on July 19, 2012. In 24 hours leading up to the victory, approximately 10,000 to 13,000 civilians fled the city, bringing the total number of refugees up to around 130,000, according to reports.
    After local TV outlets reported the victory, residents flooded the streets, firing guns in the air in celebration.
    Syrian government television channel Sana showed President Bashar al-Assad congratulating Syrian troops following the proclamations of victory in Aleppo.
    Throughout the battle of Aleppo, government forces repeatedly urged civilians to leave the area, organizing humanitarian corridors to arrange the safe passage of those who wanted to escape furious street battles. However, terrorist groups fighting in Aleppo forcibly prevented civilians from leaving the area whilst using them as human shields. “Civilians are being used as pawns and prevented from leaving,” UN spokesman Rupert Colville said recently.
    Meanwhile, on Monday morning some 4,000 ISIL militants launched an offensive on Palmyra, Syria armed with heavy weaponry, armored vehicles, and tanks. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted the offensive may have been “orchestrated,” while former UK ambassador to Syria said the US and its allies “didn’t lift a finger to try to stop [the Daesh offensive] happening,” despite having sophisticated and well-developed surveillance capabilities that likely could have detected the regrouping of ISIL militants and their vehicles en route to Palmyra
    http://en.mehrnews.com/news/121968/Aleppo-liberated

    Street celebrations in Aleppo on news of Syrian Army retaking east of city – RT reporter (VIDEO)
    https://www.rt.com/news/370084-aleppo-liberation-reports-celebrations/

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