In Eastern Aleppo completed the operation for the withdrawal of militants and members of their families, according to the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.
“Operation of the Russian Center for reconciliation at the conclusion of the Eastern districts of Aleppo of the militants and their family members completed,” — said in a statement (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
According to the center, outside the city was evacuated more than 4.5 thousand fighters and 337 wounded. At the time of the operation, from the Eastern quarters of the city was evacuated more than 9.5 thousand people, said the center. The report also says that in some quarters of the left group of militants shelled the Syrian military. “The Syrian army units continued exemption of certain districts of Aleppo, where the radicals”, — reported in the center.
At the same time representatives of the Syrian rebels reported that the evacuation has not been completed, according to Reuters. A spokesman said that the Eastern part of the city had left only three of the convoy. Earlier, one of the leaders of the rebels told the news Agency that the militants decided not to leave town before he will be civilians. According to him, government forces began to put up roadblocks, at which militants left the city.
Evacuation from Aleppo began on December 15, then the Eastern part of the city left the first buses with the militants.
On 13 December, the official representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin announced the termination of the Aleppo fighting. According to him, the city was entirely under the control of government forces. He also spoke about leaving Aleppo, the militants agreed with the authorities of the corridors.