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Thousands leave Aleppo as UN backs sending observers

December 19, 2016 3:21 PM
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Thousands leave Aleppo as UN backs sending observers

Aleppo (Syria) (AFP) - Thousands of traumatised Syrians left the rebel enclave of Aleppo on Monday as the UN Security Council voted to deploy observers to the battered city to monitor the evacuations.

Families had spent hours waiting in below-freezing temperatures, sheltering from the rain in bombed-out apartment blocks and waiting desperately for news on a new wave of departures.

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