New Aleppo Ceasefire Agreement Reached
Aleppo residents will be able to leave on Thursday under a new ceasefire agreement. CNN reports a deal was reached Wednesday that will allow injured people to evacuate Thursday morning.
A previous agreement collapsed less than a day after it was implemented. The ceasefire was brokered between Russia and Turkey. The deal was struck so civilians and rebel fighters could evacuate. The BBC reports buses were brought in to ferry people out of the area on Tuesday. According to CNN by late afternoon the evacuations had not taken place. The fighting resumed.
The Syrian regime is on track to take the city of Aleppo. CNN reports rebel groups have held eastern Aleppo for nearly five years after the Arab Spring uprising. During that time, eastern Aleppo was under a humanitarian crisis since it was cut off from the outside world.