Beirut: Syria regime forces on Sunday 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 army and its allies retook control of Jabal Badro and Baadeen", both adjacent to Masaken Hanano which was retaken on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
More than 4,000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo in the past 24 hours as regime forces advance against rebel-held districts of Syria`s second city, a monitor said on Sunday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that nearly 1,700 civilians had fled to government-held parts of western Aleppo and another 2,500 to the Kurdish-controlled northern district of Sheikh Maksoud.
The Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a wide network of sources inside Syria for its information, said earlier more than 500 civilians had fled east Aleppo towards government-held areas of the divided battleground city.
This exodus -- the first of its kind since 2012 -- comes after the Syrian regime seized the city`s largest rebel-held district of Masaken Hanano on Saturday in its latest assault to retake the entire city.