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Aleppo evacuation resumes after Syrian rebels, pro-government forces reach deal

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - A number of buses containing fighters from east Aleppo and their families left the last rebel-held sector of the Syrian city on Sunday after a deal between rebels and pro-government forces allowed evacuations to resume.

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Red Cross says hopes to resume Aleppo evacuation on Sunday

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hopes to resume the evacuation of civilians and wounded from the Syrian enclave of east Aleppo on Sunday, a spokeswoman said.

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Syrian rebels say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new deal has been reached to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo which had stalled over demands from pro-government forces that two villages besieged by rebels also be evacuated, a Syrian rebel told news channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath on Saturday.

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Syrian rebel says new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new deal has been reached to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo which stalled over demands from pro-government forces that two villages besieged by rebels must also be evacuated, a Syrian rebel told news channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath on Saturday.

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U.S.-led strikes destroy tanks, air defenses near Syria’s Palmyra

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State said on Friday it destroyed 14 tanks, an air defense artillery system and other weaponry near the Syrian city of Palmrya after Islamic State seized the city from Syrian and Russian forces this month.

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Putin and Erdogan push for Syria talks without U.S. or U.N.

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said he and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan are working to organize a new series of Syrian peace talks without the involvement of the United States or the United Nations.

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One killed as Aleppo medical convoy comes under fire

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Ambulances trying to evacuate people from rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday came under fire from fighters loyal to the Syrian government, who killed at least one person, a rescue service spokesman said.

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Medical convoy trying to leave Aleppo comes under fire

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - An attempt to evacuate people in need of medical attention from rebel-held eastern Aleppo stalled on Thursday when fighters loyal to the Syrian government fired on the convoy, wounding three, the head of the ambulance service said.

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Aleppo evacuation plan said to be back on track

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - An evacuation of rebel-held areas of Aleppo was back on track on Thursday despite clashes overnight and was expected to begin "within hours", Syrian opposition groups and a military media unit run by the government's ally Hezbollah said.

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U.S. may target weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday the United States may target weapons seized by the group when it captured the Syrian city of Palmyra, adding the equipment posed a danger to the U.S.-led coalition in the region.

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