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Photos Of What Aleppo Has Looked Like In The Last 24 Hours

“Someday we will return."

Posted on December 15, 2016, at 10:04 a.m. ET

Some 4,000 rebel fighters and their families are being evacuated from rebel-held areas in Aleppo, Syria, after Russia, Syrian military sources, and rebel officials confirmed that an agreement for an evacuation operation had been reached.

This comes after a first evacuation plan had collapsed the day before amid fresh fighting following Tuesday’s siege of East Aleppo by pro-government forces.

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Smoke rises among damaged buildings in the al-Mashhad neighborhood in Aleppo after attacks of Assad forces and allied militias.

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A man prays over the graves of family members in al-Mashhad.

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Civilians fill containers with water in a rebel-held besieged area of Aleppo.

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Civilians stuck in al-Mashhad walk through a street to reach the area where the evacuation of the civilians will take place.

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Smoke is seen billowing in the background of a rebel-held neighborhood, as shelling and airstrikes send residents running through the streets.

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Smoke rises from buildings in the southeastern al-Zabdiya neighbourhood following government strikes.

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Syrian pro-government forces patrol the city.

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Syrian civilians flee from the al-Sukari neighborhood during the ongoing government forces military operation to retake remaining rebel-held areas in Aleppo.

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Syrian pro-government forces advance in Jisr al-Haj during the ongoing military operation to retake remaining rebel-held areas in Aleppo.

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Syrian pro-government forces talk in the Jisr al-Haj neighborhood.

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Smoke and flames rise from buildings in al-Zabdiya following government strikes.

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Syrian pro-government forces standing in the streets of Jisr al-Haj.

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Tanks from the Syrian pro-government forces drive through the streets of Jisr al-Haj.

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Syrian pro-government forces rest by a fire in Jisr al-Haj.

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An injured man sits on a stretcher at a field hospital after the Iranian-led Shia militia opened fire on an Aleppo convoy evacuating civilians.

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Buses wait to evacuate rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held areas.

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Children try to get warm as they wait to be evacuated.

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An ambulance waits to transport wounded Syrians and their families in the al-Amiriyah neighborhood.

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Civilians help an injured man as rebels and their families gather in al-Amiriyah and wait to be evacuated.

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Syrians in al-Amiriyah wait to be evacuated to the government-controlled area of Ramoussa on the southern outskirts of the city.

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Civilians from the besieged area wait to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo under the siege of Iranian-led Shia militias and Assad regime forces.

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Russian soldiers gather in the government-held side of Aleppo before the start of the evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families.

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Staff from the International Red Cross and from the Syrian Red Crescent are seen as evacuation efforts begin.

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A Syrian man cries during the evacuation operation.

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Syrian Red Crescent staff pull a stretcher carrying a wounded person during the evacuation operation.

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Buses wait to leave rebel territory in Aleppo under a deal for opposition fighters to leave the city after years of fighting.

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"Someday we will return" is written in Arabic on the window of a bus with children inside.

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Children are seen inside a bus as rebel fighters and their families are evacuated from rebel-held neighborhoods in Aleppo.

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Syrian government forces walk along the street in Aleppo before the start of the evacuation operation.

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A convoy of ambulances and buses carrying rebel fighters and their families leave rebel-held territory in Aleppo in the first evacuations.

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