The liberation of the eastern part of Aleppo city has been finished, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation in Syria reported.
“The operation by the Syrian Army aimed at liberating the militant-controlled neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo has been completed. The Syrian government forces continue to eliminate isolated pockets of militant resistance,” the center said in a statement.
All women and children have been evacuated from the areas of eastern Aleppo that militants used to control.
“The operation of the Russian Center for Reconciliation to evacuate militants and their families from the eastern districts of Aleppo is now complete,” the statement added.
Over 9,500 people have been moved out of the rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo since the operation was launched on December 15.
“In some areas, there are still groups of militants from radical and irreconcilable gangs, who are firing at Syria troops,” the statement noted.
Now, government forces are continuing a police operation to secure all districts of Aleppo.