Hundreds of civilians and fighters who have been under crippling siege for more than two years left four Syrian towns in fleets of buses on Friday under a delayed evacuation deal.
Water has reached a pumping station inside Aleppo and will "soon" go out to residential districts in the city, Syrian state media said on Tuesday.
Syrian government forces and their allies drove Islamic State militants out of several villages northeast of Aleppo between Tuesday and Wednesday, a monitoring group said, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkish-backed rebels.
The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove Islamic State from the village of Soran, east of Aleppo, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkey-backed rebels.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday the Syrian government's defeat of rebels in Aleppo this week had ended their hopes of ousting President Bashar al-Assad and could pave the way to a political solution for the country.
More than 4,000 fighters left rebel-held areas of Aleppo, the Red Cross said on Thursday, in the "last stages" of an evacuation clearing the way for Syria's army to retake the city.