Syrian Government Forces Close In On Aleppo

Footage released by the government controlled Syrian Central Military Media (SCMM) purports to show heavy mortars, rocket launchers, airstrikes and tank fire pounding opposition targets in the area.

The footage, which can not be independently verified, then shows an advance of ground troops.

According to the Beirut-based Pan Arab TV Al-Mayadeen, government forces will now be able to fire upon and attempt to close the strategic Castello road that links rebel-held parts of Aleppo with the rest of the country.

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