According to the Syrian SANA state news agency, unarmed terrorists and wounded people are leaving the eastern districts of Aleppo city.
Unarmed terrorists, as well as wounded, sick and elderly people have started to leave the eastern districts of the city of Aleppo in the framework of an agreement with the Syrian government, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a report of the Syrian SANA state news agency.
Reportedly, people came to the side of the northern suburbs, using special humanitarian corridors, created by the Syrian Army in coordination with the Russian side.
Earlier, Damascus announced that the government has withdrawn its army’s units from the evacuation routes from the eastern districts of the city, where terrorists were under siege.
On October 17, Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Sergei Rudskoy, said that on an appeal of humanitarian organizations, Russia is ready to cease fire in Aleppo to allow medical staff to get the access to the city and to take out wounded people from there.
According to Rudskoy, the government planned to use leaflets with schemes of routes for the exit from the city, as well as a sound alert and SMS for notification civilians and terrorists.
On October 18, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the cessation of airstrikes on Aleppo.
Meanwhile, the General Command of the Syrian Army said that any armed man, who does not take the opportunity to lay down arms and leave the city, would face his inevitable destiny and be eliminated.
The introduction of the humanitarian pause in Aleppo was approved by head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, who noted that “this is a positive step.”