23:57 GMT18 May 2021
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    A total of 2,124 civilians have exited the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo so far on Sunday and nearly 300 militants have surrendered to the Syrian government, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported it had evacuated 50,000 civilians from the embattled city through humanitarian corridors.

    Aleppo has become the battleground for violent clashes between the government forces and opposition groups, with the latter holding on to a number of districts in the east of the city. The siege of Aleppo has resulted in many of its civilian residents lacking food and basic necessities, their lives threatened.

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