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12 December, 2016

More than 13,000 civilians freed from E. Aleppo in 24 hours

Over 13,000 civilians have been rescued from militant-held parts of eastern Aleppo with the help of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in the past 24 hours, while more than 700 militants have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Syrian army.

Within the past 24 hours, 13,346 civilians have been evacuated from the Aleppo districts that remain under the control of militants with the assistance of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of warring parties, including 5,831 children. 728 militants have laid down their arms and crossed into the Western part of the city,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Monday morning.

Konashenkov added that all of the liberated residents have been accommodated at aid centers, where they are being supplied with warm food and medical aid, when needed. Russian servicemen of the International Mine Action Centre are continuing to demine the neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo that have been freed from terrorists and rebel militants.

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