The Syrian army reports inflicting heavy losses on armed rebels holed up in several residential neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo. It says the rebels have been besieged and heavily shelled.
The latest offensive started on Sunday afternoon after unknown terrorists detonated a powerful bomb in western Aleppo. The explosion left 29 local people dead and 65 injured. It also destroyed a hospital and two schools and badly damaged several apartment blocks.
Source: the Voice of Russia