Rebels surrender to Syrian Army in Aleppo

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Damascus, July 30 (IANS) A group of rebels on Saturday surrendered to the Syrian army in Aleppo city, just days after President Bashar al-Assad promised to pardon the surrendering militants.

An undisclosed number of rebels surrendered their weapons, Xinhua news agency reported.

The move came a couple of days after the Syrian army started storming rebel-held districts in Aleppo, following a military campaign.

On Thursday, Assad offered amnesty to all the rebels who surrendered within 30 days and announced the opening of three safe exits for civilians to leave the rebel-held districts.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest province and once a thriving economic metropolis, has been witnessing violent clashes lately as the Syrian army advances against the rebels.



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