Following the mass surrender yesterday of Jihadi fighters and their evacuation under escort by the Russian military to Idlib, the Russian military has confirmed that the Syrian army is now in full control of Aleppo.
Confirmation has been provided by Lieutenant General Poznikhir, the First Deputy Head of the Main Operations Department of the Russian military’s General Staff
‘The militants have been driven out of all the quarters of Aleppo that remained under their control as a result of the Syrian troops’ offensive. During the operation over 900 terrorists have been killed, dozens pieces of heavy weapons and other military equipment have been destroyed, 105 city quarters with a total area of 78.5 square kilometres have been liberated, a total of 3,033 militants have left Aleppo voluntarily, 1,524 of them have been amnestied and released, while the rest are checked.’
Poznikhir’s last comment incidental confirms that not all the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo were covered by the withdrawal agreement reached by Putin and Erdogan. Jihadis as they surrender are being subjected to a screening process and those suspected of being ringleaders or who are thought to have committed crimes, are being detained by the Syrian authorities.
The ‘Great Battle of Aleppo’ is finally over. The Syrian army has won.