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    Buses are seen during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo on December 15, 2016

    Militant Pullout From Syria’s Aleppo May Wrap Up Within Hours – Red Crescent

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    The withdrawal of militants from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo could be finished by the end of Thursday, a Red Crescent aid worker said.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — A dozen of empty buses are parked at an evacuation point in the northern Aleppo district of Ramouse. Heath care employees from the Red Crescent are at the site, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

    "The last group of militants and their families might leave today. A convoy of 15 buses is on stand-by in eastern Aleppo, we are waiting for a signal to set out," the aid worker told RIA Novosti.

    Some 40,000 people, including militants, have left the city since evacuations began a week ago following consultations between Russia, Turkey and Iran.

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