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Turkish presidential sources said. Officials in the military alliance backing Assad could not be reached immediately for comment on why the evacuation had stalled.UN war crimes investigators said the Syrian government bore the main responsibility for preventing any attacks and reprisals in eastern Aleppo and that it must hold to account any troops or allied forces committing violations Watch |Street celebrations in Aleppo as Syrian Army liberates city’s east In what appeared to be a separate development from the planned evacuation the Russian defence ministry said 6000 civilians and 366 fighters had left rebel-held districts over the past 24 hours A total of 15000 people including 4000 rebel fighters wanted to leave Aleppo according to the Hezbollah-run media unit The evacuation plan was the culmination of two weeks of rapid advances by the Syrian army and its allies that drove insurgents back into an ever-smaller pocket of the city under intense air strikes and artillery fire By taking full control of Aleppo Assad has proved the power of his military coalition aided by Russia’s air force and an array of Shi’ite militias from across the region Rebels have been supported by the United States Turkey and Gulf monarchies but the support they have enjoyed has fallen far short of the direct military backing given to Assad by Russia and Iran Rebel fighters and people carry opposition and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham flags as they celebrate the news of the breaking of the siege of rebel-held areas of Aleppo Syria August 6 2016 REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail Russia’s decision to deploy its air force to Syria 18 months ago turned the war in Assad’s favour after rebel advances across western Syria In addition to Aleppo he has won back insurgent strongholds near Damascus this year The government and its allies have focused the bulk of their firepower on fighting rebels in western Syria rather than Islamic State which this week managed to take back the ancient city of Palmyra once again illustrating the challenge Assad faces reestablishing control over all Syria FEAR STALKS STREETS As the battle for Aleppo unfolded global concern has risen over the plight of the 250000 civilians who were thought to remain in its rebel-held eastern sector before the sudden army advance began at the end of November The rout of rebels in Aleppo sparked a mass flight of terrified civilians and insurgents in bitter weather a crisis the United Nations said was a “complete meltdown of humanity” There were food and water shortages in rebel areas with all hospitals closed On Tuesday the United Nations voiced deep concern about reports it had received of Syrian soldiers and allied Iraqi fighters summarily shooting dead 82 people in recaptured east Aleppo districts It accused them of “slaughter” A Syrian army soldier places a Syrian national flag during a battle with rebel fighters at the Ramouseh front line east of Aleppo Syria Monday Dec 5 2016 (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar File) The Syrian army has denied carrying out killings or torture among those captured and Russia said on Tuesday rebels had “kept over 100000 people in east Aleppo as human shields” Fear stalked the city’s streets Some survivors trudged in the rain past dead bodies to the government-held west or the few districts still in rebel hands Others stayed in their homes and awaited the Syrian army’s arrival For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News11/4,5/11.

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