Syrian Army Will Enter Aleppo Enclave: Hezbollah News Service

Syrian pro-government forces stand on a street in al-Maadi district of eastern Aleppo on December 11, 2016 after they retook a large part of it from rebel fighters. Thousands of civilians poured out of rebel areas of Aleppo as Syria's army pushed to take the last remnants of opposition-held territory …
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(REUTERS) – Syria’s army broadcast messages into the last rebel enclave of Aleppo saying it would enter the area on Tuesday, a military media unit run by the government’s ally Hezbollah reported, urging insurgents to speed up their evacuation of the city.

A rebel official based in Turkey told Reuters that only about half of the civilians who wanted to leave Aleppo had done so after the departure of thousands of people on Monday.

The insurgents would only leave once all the civilians who wanted to had done so, the rebel said. The ceasefire and evacuation agreement allows them to carry personal weapons but not heavier arms.

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