The Russian Reconciliation Center reported that some militants in eastern Aleppo attacked the Syrian army on Wednesday morning, violating ceaserfire and withdrawal agreements with the Syrian government.
The evacuation of militants from Aleppo was set at 6am on Wednesday. The militants remaining in Aleppo were set to withdraw from the Salah ad-Din neighborhood in the direction of Idlib. However, when buses arrived, militants opened fire on army troops.
In turn, government forces launched a counter-terrorism operation to clear building blocks held by militants that violated the agreement.
This delayed the general evacuation of remaining militants and their families. According to unofficial estimates, there are up to 5,000 people – members of militant groups and their families – have to be evacuated from Aleppo.