Kremlin: Offer for militants to leave Aleppo still on agenda

Law enforcement officers in a humanitarian corridor for civilians and militants along the Castello Road in northern Aleppo, Syria.

Law enforcement officers in a humanitarian corridor for civilians and militants along the Castello Road in northern Aleppo, Syria.

Michael Alaeddin/RIA Novosti
As the Kremlin spokesman stressed, 'unfortunately, only few have exited'

Syrian militants can still leave Aleppo and this offer remains in force, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Dec. 7.

"As for the exit of militants [from Aleppo], then, as you know, the exit was offered to them and this issue was discussed earlier," Peskov told journalists.

"And, indeed, this issue is on the agenda," he added.

As the Kremlin spokesman stressed, "unfortunately, only few have exited."

"Most militants remain at their places," he noted.

Work is ongoing daily with the Syrian armed opposition on joining the ceasefire, the Kremlin spokesman said.

"As for those who are staying in the eastern part of the city [Aleppo], whoever may be there, they are united around the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra [outlawed in Russia]," Peskov said.

"That is, all those who are around there are militants-terrorists," the Kremlin spokesman said.

The Russian presidential spokesman declined to comment on the reports that the Syrian army was controlling almost the whole of Aleppo and re-addressed this issue to the Russian Defense Ministry.

‘We possess only general information that the Syrian army is, indeed, managing to liberate an increasingly larger number of eastern Aleppo districts from terrorist groupings each day," Peskov said.

Source: TASS

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