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Russia says 10,500 people have left Eastern Aleppo in last 24 hours

Defence Ministry official Sergei Rudskoi said the Russian and Syrian air forces had not operated over the city since October 18.

By: Reuters | Moscow |
December 9, 2016 8:40:36 pm
Russia, Aleppo, ISIS, Syria war, Syrian government, Rebels in Aleppo, latest news, International news, World news, International world news, Latest news Syrian English teacher walk past damaged buildings and shops in the eastern Aleppo, Syria. Government troops have been advancing swiftly into the once rebel-controlled eastern Aleppo enclave.(Source: AP)

As many as 10,500 people have left eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours, Russian Defence Ministry official Sergei Rudskoi said on Friday. In comments broadcast on state television, Rudskoi said the Syrian army had taken 93 percent of Aleppo and freed 52 blocks from opposition fighters.

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He said the Russian and Syrian air forces had not operated over the city since Oct 18.

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