17 February 2020
Celebratory salvo was fired and Syrian flags were waved in Aleppo on Sunday as residents celebrated Syrian government regaining control of the city. Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said.
The Syrian government's recent advances in the northwestern region of the country have upset fragile cooperation between Ankara and Moscow, which back opposing factions in the conflict but have collaborated towards a political solution to the nearly nine-year war. On Sunday, Russian warplanes mounted heavy air strikes in the Aleppo province, bombing towns including Anadan, which was later seized by Syrian forces supported by Iranian-backed militias, activists reported.
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