A Syrian official source said on Thursday that an operation to organise the departure of fighters from eastern Aleppo had started.
“The operation to organise the departure of gunmen from eastern Aleppo has now started,” the Syrian official source said.
The recent comments come after the cease-fire deal, mediated by Ankara and Moscow, unraveled amid fighting on Wednesday.
An opposition monitoring group says the operation has already begun but that could not immediately be independently confirmed. —Bassem Mroue in Beirut