Hundreds of militants and civilians, including small children, are trafficked from war-torn Aleppo, as the evacuation of former insurgent strongholds has entered the final phase. Buses are slowly heading out of Aleppo, with civilians. One of the most violent chapters of the civil war in Syria came to an end.
President Bashar al-Assad will take the city under full control, after more than 4 years of fighting in the largest city of Syria. This is the most significant victory for Assad since the uprising against the rule lasted for 4 decades and swept the country in 2011.
The evacuation began last week after Syria's opposition has agreed to surrender its last footholds in the East of Aleppo. Since then, over 25 thousand soldiers and civilians taken to camps UN. On Wednesday, buses began evacuating the last of the rebels and civilians, an estimated 3 thousand people.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for human rights said Wednesday night that the evacuation of the last group of rebels from the Eastern part of Aleppo, Assad will take the city under their control, with the exception of several positions on the Western outskirts of the city, which are still in rebel hands. Meanwhile, the international Committee of the red cross said that patients and those who need medical attention have been evacuated from the last hospitals in the East of the city.
Turkey's state television said that 10 Turkish soldiers were killed Wednesday in three separate areas in al-Bab. The resolution, adopted unanimously, noted "the continuing deterioration of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Syria", where more than 13.5 million people.
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