Evacuations From Eastern Aleppo Resume

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Syrian children play on a swing in the government-held part of Aleppo's Salaheddin neighborhood on Dec. 16, 2016. (Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images)

Evacuation of civilians and rebels in eastern Aleppo resumed Sunday after coming to a halt earlier in the weekend when some of the buses used were set on fire. Thousands still await removal from the city. The Syrian government captured the rebel-held city after a ground-and-air siege by government and Russian forces, during which Aleppo residents posted "final goodbyes" on social media. The five-year civil war has killed more than 500,000 people, displacing half the country's residents. On Monday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution to monitor the evacuations. We'll get the latest on the crisis.

Organizations Mentioned by Jessica Ashooh


Fred Lawson, professor, government, Mills College; author, "Global Security Watch: Syria"

Jessica Ashooh, deputy director, Middle East Strategy Task Force, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council

Amr Al-Azm, associate professor, Middle East history and anthropology, Shawnee State University; member, Syrian opposition