3,000 flee rebel-held Aleppo


beirut—More than 3,000 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 1,500 to the Kurdish-controlled northern district of Sheikh Maksoud.