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The journey out of Aleppo

Vehicles made their way into and out of eastern Aleppo, amid a fragile ceasefire, as efforts to evacuate the rebel-held eastern areas of the besieged Syrian city finally got underway on Dec. 15, 2016.

Buses and ambulances made their way in to evacuate the besieged Syrian city during a fragile ceasefire

Efforts to evacuate people from the rebel-held eastern areas of the besieged Syrian city finally got underway on Thursday as a fragile ceasefire held.

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An evacuation attempt a day earlier failed amid renewed shelling and airstrikes before the ceasefire was re-established overnight.

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A wounded boy sits inside an ambulance. At least one person was killed when Thursday's first convoy came under fire, according to a rescue service spokesman.

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"We saw women and small children on the buses and some men," said Elizabeth Hoff of the World Health Organization. "They were not full. Everything went very smoothly. It was very calm."

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A child waves from inside a bus evacuating a sector of eastern Aleppo.

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The evacuations are part of an agreement between rebels and the Syrian government for the pullout from opposition-held neighbourhoods of fighters and civilians in what is effectively Aleppo's surrender to the government.

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It's not clear how many people are being moved. The International Committee of the Red Cross said via Twitter the operation would bring out some 200 wounded, while Russia told the United Nations it would be more than 1,000.

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An elderly Syrian man is carried during the evacuation of eastern Aleppo. 

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A Syrian man cries during the evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighbourhoods.

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An ambulance leads the way out of the al-Amiriyah neighbourhood.

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Residents in a government-held part of Aleppo's Salaheddin neighbourhood could be seen in their bombed-out homes as buses evacuated rebel fighters and their families.

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A Syrian man arrives in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Aassal region, west of Aleppo, the first stop for evacuees.

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Syrians arriving in Khan al-Aassal will be met by members humanitarian groups who will transport the civilians to temporary camps on the outskirts of Idlib and the wounded to field hospitals.

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A rebel fighter carries bread for evacuees from east Aleppo upon their arrival to the town of al-Rashideen, which is held by insurgents.

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