Evacuation Buses Enter East Aleppo: Syrian State Media

Buses are seen during an evacuation operation of Syrian rebel fighters and civilians from a opposition-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo's province on December 16, 2016. Russia announced it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of …
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(REUTERS) – Evacuation buses have started to enter the last insurgent-held enclave of east Aleppo under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Cross, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

The buses will be used to evacuate rebels and civilians, it said.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) representative in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff, said she expected the evacuation to begin at around 1200 GMT.

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