Syria: Rebels await evacuation, as fighting ends in Aleppo



    Syria: Rebels await evacuation, as fighting ends in Aleppo

    Dec.14, Aleppo: Rebel fighters are preparing to leave eastern Aleppo under a deal that could end more than four years of fierce fighting in the Syrian city.

    Government buses have been brought in, but the evacuation is being delayed.

    Russia, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, said on Tuesday military action had ended. City residents say there has been no fighting since then.

    Russia also said that government troops had re-established control over the last areas held by the rebels.

    The rebels had been squeezed into ever smaller areas of the city in recent months in a major government offensive backed by Russian air power.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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