ANKARA (Sputnik) — Number of people evacuated from East Aleppo, as part of the deal between Damascus and militants, has reached 20,000, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.
"Number of those evacuated from East #Aleppo to the area under control of opposition reached 20,000. Our efforts continue," Cavusoglu wrote on his official Twitter account.
Number of those evacuated from East #Aleppo to the area under control of opposition reached 20000. Our efforts continue.— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) December 19, 2016
On Friday, Syrian government and militants, mediated by Russia and Iran, had reached an agreement to complete the evacuation from the areas still under militant control in Aleppo, media reported, citing militant sources. The evacuation deal involved letting civilians leave in exchange for a partial evacuation of several besieged government-held towns in other parts of the country.