Syrian rebels claim to have broken government siege of eastern Aleppo

A number of Syrian opposition forces say that rebels attacking Aleppo have broken through government lines and linked up with fighters in the city's besieged rebel-held east.

Rebels have reached the Ramousseh Garages in the city's southwest "and this proves they have broken the siege of Aleppo," a commander with former Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham tells dpa.

"The siege on our people in Aleppo has been broken," Ahmed Karali, a spokesman for Ahrar al-Sham, the other main rebel group involved in the offensive, writes on Twitter.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, says it cannot confirm that the siege of eastern Aleppo has been broken.

Last update: Sat, 06/08/2016 - 17:28

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