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

“Someday we will return."

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Syrian pro-government forces patrol the city.
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Syrian pro-government forces patrol the city.

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

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

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

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

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

Tanks from the Syrian pro-government forces drive through 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.

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Syrian man cries during the evacuation operation.
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A Syrian man cries during the evacuation operation.

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

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

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

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

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

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