Russian General Staff says 5000 gunmen with families are being moved out of Aleppo.
All measures and preparations have been made for the evacuation of terrorist groups and their family members from Eastern Aleppo to the Western parts of the city to be relocated to Id lib province in the next stage.
Syria’s state TV reported that based on an agreement between the Syrian authorities and the terrorists’ leaders, 4,000 militants and their family members that are said to be around 10,000 people will leave Eastern Aleppo.
Estimates say some 15,000 to 20,000 civilians are still in the very few districts controlled by the terrorists in Eastern Aleppo.
Footage shows ambulances driving into eastern Aleppo on Thursday as an evacuation was due to get underway.
The evacuation is part of an agreement between rebels and the Syrian government to evacuate the opposition-held neighbourhoods of eastern Aleppo of militants and civilians in what is effectively a surrender of the city to the government.
Meanwhile a Palestinian-born Danish volunteer helping out with evacuations in rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he is part of a six-vehicle ambulance convoy that will head to a nearby hospital with “About 2,000 of those wounded.” Khalid Alsubeihi spoke to Denmark’s TV2 channel on Thursday from the besieged city where the pullout of rebels and civilians from the eastern enclave is expected to start later in the day, AP reports.