Russia says Syrian army takes control of five more areas of Aleppo

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Posted: Dec 06, 2016 11:51 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday that Syrian government forces had taken control of five more districts of eastern Aleppo, Russian news agencies reported.

The Syrian army has now taken over 35 districts that were previously controlled by rebels opposed to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, the ministry was quoted as saying.

Russia backs Assad in the Syrian conflict.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Gareth Jones)