Aleppo Citadel Open to Public Again; FNA

Syrian Arab Republic – Ancient City of Aleppo
The citadel of Aleppo in Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became open to public once militants were driven out of the majority of the city’s districts, reports said.

People are now able once again to visit the Citadel of Aleppo as the roads leading to the site have been cleared, RIA Novosti reported.

The citadel itself was liberated in 2013 but the way to it has been obstructed by the fighting between militants and Syrian government forces.

Militants have been trying to dig tunnels in order to capture the citadel, which has been damaged as a result of battles in the area.

On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Aleppo was now under government control with the Syrian army operation to retake the Eastern districts completed.

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