Hezbollah media says ceasefire deal on track to allow rebels to leave Aleppo

by Reuters
Thursday, 15 December 2016 05:35 GMT

AMMAN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A military media unit run by Damascus's ally Hezbollah said early on Thursday that overnight contacts succeeded in reviving a ceasefire that would lead to the evacuation of rebels from Syria's Aleppo city "within hours".

"Intensive contacts between the responsible parties involved in the negotiations led to re-consolidating a ceasefire to exit armed fighters from eastern districts in the next few hours," the unit said in a statement.

Hezbollah is an armed Lebanese Shi'ite political group backed by Iran that is heavily involved in the fighting in Aleppo. (Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi)

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