50,000 Evacuated From Aleppo

Civilians on the move in AleppoCivilians on the move in Aleppo

Over the past 48 hours, up to 50,000 people have been evacuated from East Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov reported.

“More than 20,000 residents left eastern Aleppo in the first part of Saturday and 1,217 militants laid down their weapons,” Konashenkov said.

“The Russian Center for Reconciliation, through humanitarian corridors near Karim El-Hun and Mahayar, has organized the evacuation of civilians from the eastern parts of Aleppo to the safe areas of the city.”

According to Russia Today, the Russian Defense Ministry statement reads, “We warn terrorists and militants of the so-called ‘moderate opposition’, and also their patrons: Do not attempt any provocations, especially attacks on civilians leaving through humanitarian corridors.”

Konashenkov also addressed those who, over the past few months, have declared their readiness to send humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

“Representatives of the US, the UK, France, Canada, the European Union, and international organizations: Over the past two days, nearly 50,000 civilians have been evacuated by the Russian Reconciliation Center from the eastern parts of Aleppo. They are in need of the humanitarian assistance you promised. It is time to check the validity of your intentions,” he said.

The statement added that the Syrian government now controls 93% of Aleppo and the civilians who exited East Aleppo have been placed in special humanitarian centers where they are provided with hot food and medical help.

The Russian Reconciliation Center is monitoring the evacuation of civilians from the blocked districts round-the-clock with the use of drones.


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