- Title: Government forces advance in northern Aleppo
- Date: 3rd October 2016
- Summary: HANDARAT, ALEPPO PROVINCE, SYRIA (OCTOBER 3, 2016) (VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS) DESTRUCTION INSIDE THE AL KINDI HOSPITAL, WHICH OVERLOOKS THE HANDARAT CAMP GOVERNMENT FORCES OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF DAMAGED BUILDINGS IN SHUQEIRI VILLAGE DAMAGED BUILDING / GOVERNMENT FORCES MOVING THROUGH VILLAGE DAMAGED BUILDINGS IN VILLAGE DAMAGED BUILDINGS IN VILLAGE (MUTE) GOVERNMENT FORCES WALKING THROUGH VILLAGE (MUTE) GOVERNMENT FORCES MOVING THROUGH FIELD GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS MOVING THROUGH COUNTRYSIDE SOLDIER WITH WEAPON SOLDIERS GATHERED IN COUNTRYSIDE SMOKE AND DUST RISING FROM AN AREA TARGETED BY GOVERNMENT MILITARY PLANES GOVERNMENT FORCES GATHERED NEAR TARGETED AREA VARIOUS OF DUST AND SMOKE RISING FROM TARGETED LOCATION AIR STRIKE EXPLOSION IN FIELD VARIOUS OF GOVERNMENT FORCES MOVING TOWARDS VILLAGE PASSING BY DESTROYED BUILDINGS / SOUND OF GUNFIRE OPEN FIELD IN VILLAGE
- Embargoed: 18th October 2016 18:11
- Keywords: Syria Handarat Aleppo offensive army Assad
- Location: HANDARAT, ALEPPO, SYRIA
- City: HANDARAT, ALEPPO, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00152GCPJB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Pro-Syrian government forces gained control over the village of Shuqeri, in northern Aleppo province on Monday (October 3).
Armed soldiers could be seen advancing through the village, aided by air strikes from government military planes.
The troops also regained the Al Kindi hospital. The hospital is strategically important as it overlooks the Handarat camp, which was recaptured by government forces on Thursday.
Zakaria Malahifji, an official with the Fastaqim rebel group, confirmed that the camp had fallen to government forces that had previously captured it on Saturday only to lose it again in an insurgent counter-attack later that day.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor also said the Syrian army and its allies had gained control over the camp, but that clashes continued in the area around it.
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