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Pro-Assad Syrians celebrate in streets of Aleppo as government declares victory Play

Pro-Assad Syrians celebrate in streets of Aleppo as government declares victory

Pro-government supporters took to the streets in Aleppo on 22 December as the Syrian army declared it had retaken the city. The last of the rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory in a nearly six-year war. The Syrian army announced in a statement on Thursday This victory constitutes an important turning point. Dec 23, 2016
Explosion reported in western Aleppo during Christmas celebrations Play

Explosion reported in western Aleppo during Christmas celebrations

An explosion, the cause of which was unclear, was heard near a Christmas celebration in western Aleppo on 20 December. The footage shows the celebrations before the reported explosion. Evacuations from rebel-held areas of Aleppo are continuing as pro-government forces prepare to regain control of the city. Dec 21, 2016