Russian military prepares to evacuate the remained militants and their families from East Aleppo to Idlib under Putin’s order, the Russian reconciliation center said Thursday.
According to the Russian reconciliation center, about 20 buses and 10 ambulances will carry out evacuations of the militants. The reconciliation center is monitoring the situation in the area using surveillance cameras, drones.
“By an order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian reconciliation center in collaboration with the Syrian authorities is preparing to evacuate the remaining militants and their family members from the eastern discyricts of the city of Aleppo,” the center said in a statement.
“The Russian reconciliation center is monitoring the situation in Aleppo using surveillance cameras and unmanned aerial devices.”
The Syrian authorities are guaranteeing that all members of armed groups who decide to leave eastern Aleppo will be safe, the center added.
“The Syrian authorities are guaranteeing safety of all members of armed groups who decided to leave eastern districts of Aleppo,” the center said in a statement.
On Tuesday, the Russian reconciliation center said that the Syrian government army was controlling over 98 percent of the territory of Aleppo, with militants present in less than 1 square mile of the city’s territory.
#Aleppo Officially the ceasefire is proceeding very great as the transferring process is operating smoothly.
Evacuation is ongoing now!
— Zouhir_AlShimale (@ZouhirAlShimale) December 15, 2016
Since 2012, Aleppo, formerly the largest city in Syria, has been heavily involved in the conflict between the government forces and militants, which led to the city eventually divided into the western part held by the government and the eastern part controlled by the militants.Looks like the remaining rebels in East #Aleppo are trying to dictate the terms for their evacuation by holding civilians hostage.pic.twitter.com/1bNjP0iCS3
— Lina Arabi (@LinaArabii) December 14, 2016