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    All Conditions to Evacuate Civilians, Injured From Eastern Aleppo Created

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    All the required conditions have been created to ensure safe evacuation of civilians and injured from eastern Aleppo, Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

    ALEPPO (Syria) (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, units of the Syrian army and armed militia have withdrawn from Aleppo to the determined distance for a safe evacuation of civilians.

    In addition, two special corridors have been set up for opposition militants, allowing them to leave safely the eastern the combat zones in eastern parts of the embattled city, the ministry said.

    Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry extended for three more hours the previously announced humanitarian pause in Aleppo, which will start at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT) and run through 19:00 on October 20.


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