FILE - In this May 9, 2015 file photo, a Hezbollah fighter looks toward Syria while standing in the fields of the Lebanese border village of Brital, Lebanon. Aleppo is set to be recaptured by Syrian President Bashar Assad, but the victory will not be Assad's alone. The battle for Syria's largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces, including Russian soldiers and thousands of fighters from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue, File)

Syria claims 99 percent control of Aleppo

Syrian state TV says government forces and their allies now control 99 percent of the northern city of Aleppo’s formerly rebel-held neighbor…