Although tens of thousands are still trapped, the evacuation of the eastern part of Aleppo has been stopped.
Hours after an alleged chemical attack, the Russian army brokered a deal to allow rebels and civilians to safely abandon Douma. The evacuation brings the Syrian army one step closer to recapturing all of eastern Ghouta.
Buses have left eastern Ghouta, carrying fighters and family from a last rebel holdout, according to Syrian state television. President Bashar al-Assad's regime could soon take full control east of Damascus.
The Syrian army is close to regaining full control of eastern Ghouta. Talks are underway to reach a full settlement that could see Russian troops deployed inside the town of Douma.
A Syrian rebel faction in besieged eastern Ghouta has started departing the enclave under a deal with the Assad regime. Eighty percent of the Damascus suburb has been taken from rebels in the past month.
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