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UN: Aleppo rebels agree UN aid convoy and evacuations

UN: Aleppo rebels agree UN aid convoy and evacuationsSyrian armed opposition groups in besieged east Aleppo have agreed to a UN plan for aid delivery and medical evacuations, while the UN is waiting for a consentt from Russia and the Syrian government, humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday, Reuters.

Some 275,000 people are trapped in east Aleppo, where the last UN food rations were distributed on November 13. Trucks are ready in Turkey and west Aleppo to bring aid, but the U.N. needs 72 hours to prepare the "big, complex and dangerous operation".

"We hope to have a full green light from both the Russian side and Syrian government side. The signal today from the Russia side was positive," Egeland told reporters. "In many ways Plan B is that people starve. That cannot be allowed to happen."
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