Last rebel convoy leaving eastern Aleppo

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/12/22 16:58:12

The last rebel convoy starts leaving eastern Aleppo city through Ramouseh crossing Thursday, which the operation may last three hours max, military source told Xinhua.

Xinhua reporters at the site saw the convoys leaving, some rebels have carried light rifles.

Res Crescent ambulances are still at the bridge of Ramouseh, observing the evacuation.

"The evacuation of rebels is in its last stage and expected to finish within three hours if nothing happened," the source said.

A Syrian soldier at the site was holding a Syrian flag waiting for going up on a high building to raise it and celebrate after the last rebel leaves.

The evacuation of rebels and their families started last Thursday, as part of a Russian Turkish-deal to end the rebels presence in eastern Aleppo after the army took over 99 percent of the rebel-held areas.

Posted in: MID-EAST

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