The fate of around 5000 people still in the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo remains unknown as of noon 21 December amid delays in implementing the agreement to evacuate them to the city’s rural outskirts.
Informed sources reported that the situation of the people remaining in the neighborhoods is “very bad” due to severe cold and shortage of food. None of them have been able to leave according to reports emerging from the neighborhoods at the time of writing this report.
Enab Baladi spoke to Mohammad Yasir, an activist in “Zero Point,” a place that is welcoming the displaced in Aleppo’s outskirts. He said, “There are people inside Aleppo who have been on the buses since 6am yesterday morning.”