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Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement ‘back on’

Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement ‘back on’

A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell through.

Rebel fighters and civilians in the Syrian city had been due to leave early on Wednesday, but the truce collapsed. Rebel groups said late on Wednesday that evacuations would take place in the early hours of Thursday.

But there has been no confirmation so far from the Syrian government or its major ally Russia. And a media unit run by the Lebanese Shia Muslim movement Hezbollah, a backer of the Syrian government, said negotiations were undergoing “big complications” and had not yet concluded.(BBC,2016)


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