Reuters witness: evacuation begins from rebel-held Aleppo area

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 15, 2016 7:42 AM

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - At least 17 buses and 10 ambulances drove out of the rebel-held part of Aleppo on Thursday, a Reuters reporter in the city said, carrying people being evacuated as part of a ceasefire deal.

Syrian state TV showed the convoy of ambulances followed by a long line of green buses driving from the Ramousah district next to the rebel-held area of Aleppo, which has been besieged for months by Syrian government forces and their allies.

(Reporting By Laila Bassam in Aleppo; Writing Angus McDowall)