Militants Leaving Aleppo According to New Agreement: Report

Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:24:29

Reports on Thursday said a new agreement has been reached for the evacuation of militants from the last pocket of territory they control in Aleppo.

Alalam - Syria

The media arm of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said overnight negotiations have reinforced a ceasefire deal to allow militants and tens of thousands of civilians to leave the besieged city.

Thursday's announcement came after the ceasefire deal, mediated by Ankara and Moscow, unraveled amid fighting the previous day.

Meanwhile the London based opposition group called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government forces had won back half of the Sukkari district, which was among the last areas in Aleppo remaining under the control of terrorists as it is reported that terrorists groups exiting battlefield from southern part of eastern Aleppo districts.

Syrian troops have made fresh advances in an eastern neighborhood of Aleppo as part of their offensive to drive out the last remnants of foreign-backed militants from the city.

SANA said government forces are now in control of 99 percent of Aleppo, with militants cornered into a small slither of land.

Hundreds of foreign-backed militants have laid down arms in Aleppo since Tuesday, and almost 6,000 civilians have left militant-held districts.

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