Syria says Russian-backed regime army captures most of opposition-held Aleppo

Syrian pro-government troops advance in the Tall Shwayhneh area towards the New Aleppo neighbourhood, west of Aleppo city. (AFP)

Syrian state media said on Sunday government forces had seized most of opposition-held Aleppo province in another major gain by a Russian-backed offensive.

Russian warplanes mounted heavy air strikes in the area on Sunday, bombing towns including Anadan, which was later seized by Syrian government forces backed by Iranian-backed militias, activists reported.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05