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    Red Crescent Continues Evacuation From East Aleppo Despite Militants' Shelling

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    The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has not suspended the evacuation from eastern Aleppo despite earlier reports of militants' shelling, Mona Kurdi, SARC spokesperson told Sputnik Friday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a Syrian state-run TV channel reported that militants shelled an evacuation corridor from eastern Aleppo in the Ramuse district and violated an agreement with the Syrian government by attempting to take hostages with them. The Syrian army has been sent to the area.

    "Our convoy of 10 ambulances, a car of local services and another emergency services car with 100 employees are still on the ground, they are fully ready to fulfill their mission," Kurdi said.

    The withdrawal of the remaining militants and their families from the eastern parts of Aleppo is organized by the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation, in cooperation with the Syrian authorities.

    According to the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the militants are set to be taken out of the city by buses and ambulances through a special corridor to the city of Idlib. Representatives of international organizations have been invited to monitor the process.

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