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Syrian government urges civilians to leave east Aleppo

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>> Buses waiting to evacuate people out of rebel held areas of Aleppo Friday. But despite a Russian deadline to resume bombing of the city at nightfall after a 17 day pause, no sign of civilians or rebels leaving. A representative of Syria's reconciliation ministry in Aleppo said 250,000 civilians were trapped in opposition held sectors.
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> Meanwhile, residents contacted by Reuters seemed resigned to the resumption in bombing. The Syrian government and its Russian allies say they only target militants and blame fighters for casualties by operating in civilian areas.
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Western countries say the bombing has deliberately targeted hospitals, aid workers, and bakeries, with Washington accusing Moscow of war crimes. Rebels say the aim is to drive out civilians who remain in the besieged zone.