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    Syrian Army Frees Eight Aleppo Districts From Terrorists, Evacuates 2,500 People

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    Syrian troops liberated eight districts from terrorists in Eastern Aleppo on Sunday, evacuating more than 2,500 civilians, the Russian Center for Syria reconciliation announced.

    Syrian government forces freed on Sunday eight districts in the east of the Aleppo city, evacuating 2,500 civilians and forcing dozens of militants to surrender, the ministry said Sunday.

    "On November 27, the Syrian Arab Army troops liberated eight blocks of Eastern Aleppo from terrorists. More than 2,500 civilians, including 800 children have been evacuated. That number includes  500 people from the al-Qadisiyah district and about 1,500 people from the districts of Jabal Bidart and Hai es Sackur,” the ministry said in a statement.

    The ministry added that during the operation 42 insurgents have left the al-Kadisiya area, refusing to continue warfare and laying down their weapons.

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