December 22, 2016 7:48 pm -

The Syrian military has taken control of Aleppo.

A UN official said earlier that more than 34,000 people had been removed since last Thursday.


The evacuees have been taken to rebel-held territory in the countryside west of Aleppo and in Idlib province.

This is a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad, whose campaign was aided by Russian air strikes.



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