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Hundreds leave besieged east Aleppo on first day of evacuation
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Hundreds leave besieged east Aleppo on first day of evacuation

by firstsource newsDecember 15, 2016

Red Cross says thousands more are due to make journey in coming days under deal brokered by Turkey and Russia

More than 2,000 people have been evacuated from besieged districts of east under a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia and overseen by the Red Cross, and thousands more are expected to make the journey in the coming hours and days.

Thursday’s evacuations, carried out using ambulances and green buses, will end months of deprivation and suffering for some of the desperate residents of east Aleppo. They have been living under siege in a shrinking patch of land controlled by the opposition, surviving bombardment by forces loyal to the regime of , Iranian-backed militias and the Russian air force.

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