Syrian army and allied fighters on Sunday captured the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitor group reported.
Russian engineer troops have cleared mines in an area of nearly 70 hectares in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo during the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian reconciliation said Tuesday.
The main wish of the residents of the northern city of Aleppo for the new year is to be able to rebuild their broken homes and bring their war-shattered city to life again.
The evacuation of rebel fighters from Aleppo is complete, creating the conditions for a ceasefire deal in Syria, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying on Friday (Dec 23).
The Syrian army declared on Thursday the liberation of eastern Aleppo city in northern Syria, as the last batch of rebels left the city, making Aleppo city completely under the government control.
The United Nations on Thursday estimated that thousands of people still remain in eastern Aleppo as evacuations escorted by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continued overnight and throughout the day in the besieged northern Syrian city, a UN spokesman told reporters.
Vehicles were still streaming out of eastern Aleppo on Thursday morning under U.N. monitoring after an evacuation overnight, a United Nations official in Syria told Reuters on Thursday.
Thousands of people were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave of Aleppo on Monday in return for insurgents allowing people to leave two besieged pro-government villages in nearby Idlib province.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket of Syria’s Aleppo early on Monday (Dec 19) after hours of delay, a medical official told AFP.
The UN Security Council will vote on Monday (Dec 19) on a French-drafted resolution to quickly deploy UN observers to Aleppo, with Russia, Syria's ally, giving cautious backing to the measure.
Dozens of buses and ambulances drove out of the rebel-held part of Aleppo yesterday, carrying people being evacuated as part of a ceasefire deal after a siege by Syrian government forces and their allies that lasted for months.
Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a meeting in Moscow on Dec 27 to try to find a solution to the five-year conflict in Syria, Ankara said on Wednesday (Dec 14).
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