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    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)

    More than 10,000 people, including over 4,000 children, have left the militants-controlled areas of Syria's Aleppo over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said in a statement Friday.

    HMEIMIM (Syria), (Sputnik) — The situation in Aleppo has been seriously deteriorating over the recent months. Thousands of citizens are believed to be trapped in the terrorist-besieged eastern parts of Aleppo with no access to food or water. There have been several attempts to establish a ceasefire, however the bids have failed.

    "A total of 10,724 people, including 4,015 children, have left Aleppo's militants-controlled areas over the past day with assistance from Russia's reconciliation center. Thirty militants have laid down arms and left for the city's western part to the Syrian troops. In line with an earlier decision by Syria's president, they have all been pardoned," the statement said.

    Syrian government forces have been fighting against multiple opposition and terrorist groups, including Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, or al-Nusra Front.

    Over recent months, Aleppo has become a major battleground in Syria. Thousands of civilians are believed to be trapped in Aleppo without access to food, water, electricity or medical assistance as Syrian government troops and rebel forces continue to fight for its control.

    Russia has been providing consistent humanitarian aid to Syrians who have been gravely affected by the civil war in the country.

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