Syrian pro-government forces inspect an area on November 27, 2016 in the Masaken Hanano district in eastern Aleppo, a day after they resized it from rebel fighters. Syria regime forces seized two new rebel-held districts in Aleppo a day after they retook the largest opposition-controlled neighbourhood in the second city, a monitor said. The capture of Masaken Hanano -- which had been the biggest rebel-held district of Aleppo -- was a major breakthrough in a 13-day regime offensive to retake the entire city. / AFP / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Forces loyal to Bashar al Assad took the Sakhour, Haydariya and Sheikh Khodr neighbourhoods on Monday and Kurdish forces captured the Sheikh Fares district from rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Kurdish forces in Aleppo are not officially allied with the regime, but rebels regard them as co-operating with the government in a bid to recapture the city.
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Observatory director Rami Abdul Rahman, who is based in the UK, said: “The rebels have lost control of all the neighbourhoods in the north of east Aleppo, and this is their worst defeat since they seized half the city in 2012.”
Analysts said the taking of the Sakhour district could cut the area held by the opposition in two and it is just a matter of time before all of eastern Aleppo is under government control. 
Syrian state media also reported that the Haydariya and Sakhour districts had been taken as it …
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