Syrian army forces have recaptured the Al-Jamiliyah neighborhood in northwestern city of Aleppo from Islamic State, Press TV reports.
The seizure occurred on Wednesday, the Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen satellite news network reported.
Meanwhile, in another development on the same day, ISIS elements transferred heavy weapons and Christian families from the town of al-Shaddadah, located in Syria’s northeastern province of Al-Hasakah, to the city of Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, also reported that ISIS militants and their families are leaving their command base in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa and moving to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
There are further reports saying that French and Russian forces have intensified their strikes on positions held by ISIS in Raqqa following the November 13 attacks in the French capital city of Paris, which left 132 people dead and over 350 others injured.