Assad takes control of Aleppo, last fighters gone
December 21 2016 10:20 PM
A picture shows Aleppo's International Airport on December 21, 2016
A picture shows Aleppo's International Airport on December 21, 2016 as renovation works started to reopen the airfiled to travellers after it was closed for four years.

Reuters/Beirut

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took control of Aleppo city on Wednesday after the last batch of fighters was evacuated.

The war monitor said only one small position on the western outskirts of the city remained in rebel hands. It said some 21,500 civilians had lost their lives in the battle for control of the northern Syrian city.



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