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Guns fall silent in Aleppo with evacuation due to start

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Guns fell silent in the Syrian city of Aleppo in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, a Reuters witness in the city said, and an official with an Aleppo rebel group said a ceasefire had taken hold at 2:30 a.m. (0030 GMT).

A Syrian official source told Reuters that an operation to organize the departure of fighters from rebel-held eastern Aleppo had started.

Reporting by Tom Perry/Laila Bassam

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