BEIRUT (Reuters) - Another key district of eastern Aleppo has effectively fallen to advancing Syrian government forces, a rebel official said on Monday, as the army and allied militia pressed an assault against the opposition-held enclave.


"Karm al-Jabal and al-Shaar are considered fallen," the official with the Jabha Shamiya group told Reuters, speaking from Turkey.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported heavy clashes on Monday morning in al-Shaar. The Syrian army and its allies advanced into al-Shaar, capturing some positions in the area, it said.


(Reporting by Ellen Francis/Tom Perry; Editing by Andrew Heavens)