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50,000 civilians still trapped in Eastern Aleppo: UN envoy

Some 50,000 People, The Majority Civilians, Were Still Trapped In Eastern Aleppo Even As An Evacuation Deal Was Under Way, The UN Peace Envoy For Syria And French Foreign Minister Said On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Apoorva Nawaz | Updated on: 16 Dec 2016, 08:34:01 AM
 50,000 civilians still trapped in Eastern Aleppo: UN envoy

Paris:

50,000 people civilians were still trapped in eastern Aleppo even as an evacuation deal was under way, the UN peace envoy for Syria and French foreign minister said on Friday.

"There are 50,000 people, including 40,000 civilians unfortunate enough to live in that part of the city. The restare fighters, numbering between 1,500 and 5,000, and their families," the UN's Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Paris, alongside France's Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Read More: Syrian army seizes major southeast Aleppo district: Monitor

Turkey had earlier said 80,000 to 100,000 civilians were likely still trapped in eastern Aleppo. 

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First Published : 16 Dec 2016, 08:27:00 AM

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