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Wed Dec 7, 2016 10:29:20

By capturing Al Shaar District, Syrian army increased its government-controlled area in Aleppo by almost 73 percent on Tuesday. The area covered nearly three quarters of the besieged enclave estimated to be about 45 square kilometers.

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According to Britain-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Associated Press rebels withdrew from Al Shaar District. Syrian army attacks focused on the areas of Marjeh and Maadi districts leading to the withdrawal from al-Shaar. The neighbourhoods of al-Qatarji and Karm al-Dada were also captured as the Syrian News Arab Agency (SANA) reported.

Locals reporting on street-to-street fight between the rebels and the government forces in the Saif al-Dawleh and al-Zabadiyeh neighborhoods.

Syria and Russia issued stark warnings to rebels on Tuesday saying that they will be wiped out unless they leave the city and stop fighting. Damascus also rejected any Aleppo ceasefire that does not include the rebel's departure from the eastern part of the city. Its foreign ministry said that it will not allow rebels a chance to regroup and repeat their crimes in the divided city.

"Those who refuse to leave nicely will be destroyed. There is no other way."  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Associated Press.