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    Buses are seen during an evacuation operation of Syrian rebel fighters and civilians from a opposition-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo's province

    MSF Sends Humanitarian Aid to Wounded Aleppo Evacuees

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    The Medecins Sans Frontieres organization has also sent humanitarian aid to the injured evacuees from Aleppo, MSF's press service said in a Friday statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) organization has sent humanitarian aid, including medical supplies, to the injured people who have been evacuated from the Syria's northern city of Aleppo, MSF's press service said in a Friday statement.

    Since Thursday, bus convoys have been evacuating militants and their families from eastern Aleppo through a special corridor to the province of Idlib.

    "Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is providing support to the humanitarian evacuation of east Aleppo, Syria, and yesterday, medical and logistics teams conducted a first assessment in the area… MSF has sent 17 cubic meters of medicines and medical materials to Aqrabat hospital, where wounded evacuated from east Aleppo are being taken. MSF's warehouse is located six kilometres [3.7 miles] away in Atmah and in addition to the 45 tonnes of medical supplies that are there ready to go, 700 non-food item kits are already in Atmah and 1,000 more should arrive soon," the statement said.

    The statement added that MSF medical teams had also visited Sarmada and Atareb towns in Idlib provinces to monitor the evacuation process and to identify the primary needs of newly displaced people.

    Over recent months, Aleppo became a major battleground in Syria with the government troops seeking to liberate the city divided into the government-held western part and the militant-held eastern part. The Russian reconciliation center said Wednesday that only about 1 square mile of the city's territory was still under the militants’ control.

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