DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The escape plan was elaborated with the help of the Syrian army, while the first ten people (two families, each consisting of five people) were evacuated from Aleppo under the same scheme on November 20.
"A group of civilians, consisting of seven people, reached positions of the Syrian army in the Suleiman al-Halabi neighborhood today, and they were later relocated to safer areas," the source said.
The Syrian government forces reportedly plan to take other steps aimed at rescuing civilians from the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, though no details are disclosed.
In October, a humanitarian pause was introduced in Aleppo to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians and unarmed militants from eastern parts of the city through designated corridors. That pause collapsed when the militants from the Jabhat Fatah al Sham, previously known as al-Nusra Front attacked civilians, preventing them from fleeing the city.
At the moment about 200,000-300,000 civilians are held by terrorists in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo.