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    Watch live - the militants remaining in Aleppo are being evacuated from the city by Russian military.

    Militants Being Evacuated From Aleppo (VIDEO)

    The evacuation of 5,000 militants and their families have begun in eastern Aleppo, the chief of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Valery Gerasimov said Thursday.

    "Following the order of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, President Vladimir Putin, the evacuation of 5,000 militants and members of their families from the eastern districts of Aleppo has begun today," Gerasimov said.

    He added that 20 buses and 10 ambulance vehicles are being used in the evacuation in addition to over 100 vehicles belonging to militants.

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