More than 20,000 civilians escape Aleppo on Dec. 10

Over 1,200 militants laid arms, says Russian Defense Ministry

Since morning on Dec. 10, from eastern Aleppo more than 20,000 civilians have escaped, and 1,217 militants have laid arms, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Dec. 10.

"Only in the first half of the day, from eastern districts have escaped more than 20 thousand civilians, and 1,217 militants have laid arms," he said.

The Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria organized escape for civilians from Aleppo’s eastern districts to safe parts of the city. The Russian center has organized the escape of about 50,000 civilians within recent two days, the spokesman said.

Source: TASS

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