Pro-government supporters took to the streets in Aleppo on 22 December as the Syrian army declared it had retaken the city. The last of the rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory in a nearly six-year war. The Syrian army announced in a statement on Thursday This victory constitutes an important turning point.
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An explosion, the cause of which was unclear, was heard near a Christmas celebration in western Aleppo on 20 December. The footage shows the celebrations before the reported explosion. Evacuations from rebel-held areas of Aleppo are continuing as pro-government forces prepare to regain control of the city.
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Vladimir Putin has said Russia are in very active talks with rebel forces in Syria, about calling a nationwide ceasefire. The Russian presidents comments come after thousands of people have been evacuated from Aleppo during a ceasefire in the city.
Dec 16, 2016
Speaking at an EU leaders meeting in Brussels on 15 December, UK prime minister Theresa May said the responsibility for the tragedy in Aleppo lies with the Syrian regime, Russia and Iran. May also pledged a further £20m to help vulnerable people in the Syrian city.
Dec 16, 2016
Russias defence ministry has released a military video showing the humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of a rebel-held area of Aleppo. The drone video purports to show rebels and civilians being transported out of the eastern part of the city on 20 buses and 10 ambulances. Syria has guaranteed their safety. The evacuation was due to take place yesterday, but was postponed after a truce brokered by Syrian ally Russia and rebel ally Turkey broke down. The evacuation of the city will end years of fighting and mark a major victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Dec 15, 2016
In a video posted by pro-opposition Syrian TV channel, Halab Today TV, a group of children from inside Aleppo plead for their lives and describe the terrifying barrage of airstrikes they are enduring. A 10-year-old girl called Yasmeen Farmouz speaks on behalf of the group of youngsters, and asked people all over the world to help them evacuate from their city, which is currently under heavy bombardment from the Syrian government forces, supported by Russia war planes and Iranian militia groups. The video was released after reports that the evacuation efforts for civilians has been delayed again. The United Nations said the bombardment of the city could amount to war crimes.
Dec 15, 2016
Paris turned off the famed lights of the Eiffel Tower on 14 December as protests took place in a gesture of solidarity with the citizens of the Syrian city of Aleppo
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