Thousands of civilians in Aleppo flee after a rapid advance by the Syrian army and its allies break into the rebel-held eastern portion of the city. Gavino Garay reports.
Thousands of Syrian residents were uprooted from rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday after the Syrian army broke into the eastern part of the city in an attempt to take back the stronghold. The Syrian army says it has taken control of three major housing districts and killed a number of rebel fighters. Residents were taken by bus from the city to temporary shelters. It's the largest exodus since months of heavy bombing on rebel-held areas. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED SYRIAN WOMAN, SAYING: "We lived a very terrible life. We were humiliated. We saw death. There is no bread, no food, no sugar." (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED SYRIAN MAN, SAYING: "We only had bread made with barley. There is no aid, no jobs and no money." Recapturing the besieged city of Aleppo would be a major victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's years-long civil war that has left millions displaced. But as civilians continue pouring out from the city's eastern frontline, the number of displaced is only going to go up.