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    Foreign Spies, Officers Trying to Leave Aleppo Along With Opposition - Envoy

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    Foreign intelligence and military officers are trying to leave Aleppo together with Syria’s so-called moderate opposition and civilians, the Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — After a UN Security Council meeting on Monday, Bashar Jaafari told reporters:

    "Many foreign officers, intelligence and military officers, who are in the eastern part of Aleppo with the terrorist groups, are trying to exit their strongholds in the eastern parts of Aleppo."

    On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Aleppo was now under full government control with the Syrian army operation to retake the eastern districts completed. Civilians and militants were leaving the city amid a ceasefire agreement between the remaining pockets of resistance and government forces.

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