22 Dec '16, 3pm

Last group to be evacuated from Syria's Aleppo within hours:

The evacuations came as Syrian President Bashar Assad said his forces' achievements in Aleppo are a "major step on the road to wiping out terrorism" and should pave the way toward ending Syria's civil war. By the early afternoon, a steady stream of vehicles carrying opposition fighters moved through the Ramousseh crossing on their way to the main drop-off point in the Rashideen district, just west of the city. The evacuations were set in motion last week after Syria's opposition agreed to surrender its last footholds in eastern Aleppo. Since then, some 35,000 fighters and civilians have been bused out, according to the United Nations. The ICRC said in a statement that more than 4,000 additional fighters were evacuated in private cars, vans, and pick-ups from eastern Aleppo since Wednesday. "The bad weather, including heavy snow and wind, and the poor state of vehicles mean...

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