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Aleppo evacuation preparations underway after new ceasefire deal

Aleppo Evacuation Is Set To Begin After Tens Of Thousands Call For An End To One Of The Worst Persecution Of Human Race On Earth In Syria. Preparations Are Underway For Civilians’ Evacuation And Rebel Fighters From East Aleppo After A New Ceasefire Deal Was Reached Late On Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 15 Dec 2016, 05:25:23 PM
Aleppo evacuation preparations underway after new ceasefire deal (Getty Images)

NEW DELHI:

Aleppo evacuation is set to begin after tens of thousands call for an end to one of the worst persecution of human race on earth in Syria. Preparations are underway for civilians’ evacuation and rebel fighters from east Aleppo after a new ceasefire deal was reached late on Wednesday.

According to reports, at least 4,000 rebels and their families would be evacuated under the plan. United Nations humanitarian adviser for Syria, Jan Egeland said that Russia made it quite late for the clarion call.

However, the first evacuation which was expected to take place on Wednesday morning was foiled after artillery exchanges and resumed air strikes rocking the city until the early hours of Thursday.

The agreement was brokered by Syrian regime ally Moscow and Ankara which was revived following fresh talks. International Committee of the Red Cross is to assist as it was asked to help in the safe evacuation of the wounded.

The defense ministry in Moscow said that Syrian authorities had guaranteed the safety of rebels leaving the city. It also said that rebels would be evacuated towards northwestern Syrian city of Idlib.

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First Published : 15 Dec 2016, 05:21:00 PM

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