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Russia says evacuation of 5,000 rebels from Aleppo has begun - TASS
December 15, 2016 / 10:25 AM / in a year

Russia says evacuation of 5,000 rebels from Aleppo has begun - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The evacuation of 5,000 Syrian rebels and their family members from eastern Aleppo has begun, the TASS news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Thursday.

A Russian military official was quoted as saying the rebels and their families would be evacuated via a humanitarian corridor that was 21 kilometres (13.05 miles) in length.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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