December 17, 2016 / 12:51 PM / 7 months ago

Russia says evacuation of Aleppo rebels makes other ceasefires possible

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Rebel fighters sit on the rubble of damaged buildings as they wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 16, 2016.Abdalrhman Ismail

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The evacuation of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Aleppo has opened new possibilities for ceasefires elsewhere in Syria, Russian news agencies cited a Russian defence ministry official as saying on Saturday.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; editing by Jason Neely

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