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50,000 People Evacuated from East Aleppo; 1, 217 Militants Surrendered

Sat Dec 10, 2016 14:52:21

Over the past 48 hours, up to 50,000 people have been evacuated from East Aleppo, by the help of Russian center for Syria Reconciliation, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov has reported.

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While the total number of civilians evacuated from Eastern Aleppo over the past two days stands at almost 50,000, Saturday alone has seen over 20,000 individuals leaving the city, he said.

In this period, 1, 217 Militants laid down their weapons, “Konashenkov said.

The evacuation is being conducted through humanitarian corridors, organized by Moscow and Damascus.

We are warning terrorists and so-called "moderate opposition" militants, and we are addressing their patrons: do not make provocation attempts and do not fire at the civilians leaving though the humanitarian corridors," Konashenkov said, Sputniknews reports.

Aleppo has become the battleground for violent clashes between the government forces and opposition groups, with the latter holding on to a number of districts in the east of the city.


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