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U.N. Approves Deployment of Aleppo Monitors as Evacuations From the City Proceed

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ALEPPO, SYRIA - DECEMBER 19 : Civilians evacuated from East Aleppo, which was under siege by Assad regime forces and its supporter foreign terrorist groups, arrive at Rashedeen town of Aleppo, Syria on December 19, 2016 with a convoy, including buses and ambulances, departed from a crossing point between East and West Aleppo. (Photo by Aref Watad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The following is an excerpt from Bassem Mroue and Edith M. Lederer | December 19, 2016 | Time.com |

The war-torn Syrian city is poised to return to full government control

BEIRUT (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Iran, military allies of Syria’s president, talked Monday about joining forces to reach a quick political settlement in Syria, as the country’s largest city, Aleppo, was poised to return to full government control.

Syrian state TV said it expected the evacuation of thousands of civilians and fighters from the last opposition footholds in Aleppo to be completed by early Tuesday.

As more people left the city, the U.N. Security council approved a compromise French-Russian resolution urging the immediate deployment of U.N. monitors to watch over the evacuation and “the well-being of civilians” remaining in the city. U.N. officials said more than 100 U.N. humanitarian staff already on the ground in Aleppo, most of them Syrian nationals, could be used in that role.

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