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    Bus Convoy Waiting to Take Last Group of Militants out of Aleppo

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    A convoy of about 20 buses is waiting for the last group of militants and their families in Salah al-Din district in the Syrian city of Aleppo, to take them out of the city, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — Terrorists with their families were supposed to escape the city through the Ramouse checkpoint starting from 5 a.m. The Syrian army removed the embankments blocking the road from the eastern quarter of Amyria to Ramouse Road.

    Earlier in the day, the Russian reconciliation center said that the militants in Aleppo violated the agreement reached with the Syrian authorities on leaving the city and used the ceasefire to regroup and begin hostilities again. When the transport arrived at the previously agreed place, the militants began shelling the convoy. According to the statement, the army repelled the attack and continued the operation to liberate eastern Aleppo.

    Over the recent months, Aleppo became a major battleground in Syria between government forces and militants. On Tuesday, the Russian reconciliation center said that the Syrian government army was controlling over 98 percent of the territory of Aleppo, with militants present in less than 3 square kilometers (1.1 square mile).

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