TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army will reduce airstrikes and shelling in eastern Aleppo to allow the civilians to leave the besieged territory, the Syrian general command said in a statement.

Aleppo has seen intense fighting over the past few months, with the Syrian army and popular forces managing to encircle large groups of militants in the eastern districts of the city.

"The command of the army made a decision to reduce the number of air forces and artillery strikes against the positions of terrorists to help the civilians who wish to leave for safer regions," the statement said, Sputnik reported.

The Syrian army's general command said its decision to reduce airstrikes and shelling came after it had succeeded in cutting off all entry roads into Aleppo used by terrorists.

Syria's military has precise information on the location of armed militants and their warehouses in Aleppo's eastern districts, the statement said.