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General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces announced completion of Aleppo liberation operation
18:26, 16 December 2016
General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces announced completion of Aleppo liberation operation

The Russian Defense Ministry said that Syrian government forces are eliminating separate pockets of resistance

18:26, 16 December 2016

Reuters

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation announced the completion of the operations by the army of Syria to liberate the eastern parts of Aleppo, "TASS" reported with reference to the Ministry.

"Operation of the Syrian army for the liberation of the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo controlled by the rebels was completed," the statement said.

It is noted that the Syrian government forces are eliminating separate pockets of resistance.

It was also added that all civilians and most of the fighters have left the eastern districts of Aleppo.

According to the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, more than 3.4 thousand fighters from the "moderate opposition" ended their resistance and laid down their weapons during the liberation of the east of Aleppo.

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