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Aleppo Evacuation Suspended, Leaving Thousands Trapped

Aleppo Evacuation Suspended, Leaving Thousands Trapped

ALEPPO, Syria - The Syrian government suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Friday, leaving thousands of people trapped and uncertain of their fate.
Russia, which helped to broker the evacuation deal with Turkey, said its operation was now "complete" with all women and children moved from the city.
Ankara and a Syrian military source said the evacuation had been suspended but was not yet over.
"The evacuations are not over and many people still want to leave the area," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Amid the confusion, a convoy of evacuees that had already left the east when the operation was suspended was forced to return and reenter rebel territory, an AFP correspondent said. (AFP)