MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some 1,500 people managed to leave eastern Aleppo neighborhoods besieged by militants, local media reported on Sunday.
"The army units secured departure route for 1500 people from Aleppo city’s eastern parts," a field commander told Syria's state-run SANA agency.
He added that families were located in makeshift centers, where they received all necessary service.
Earlier in the day, a source in Aleppo Governorate told the agency that a number of families managed to leave eastern parts of Aleppo using the Syrian army's advance in the Masaken Hanano neighborhood.
The Syrian civil war is ongoing since March 2011, with many armed groups including terrorist organizations such as Daesh and al-Nusra Front (both outlawed in Russia) involved in the conflict.