ousands of civilians and fighters have abandoned the rebels final bastion in the city as part of a truce with the government.
More than 6,000 have left since Thursday according to a rebel official in Turkey. A war monitor puts the number at closer to 8,000. Reuters' Laila Bassam watched the first convoy from the roof of a ruined house.>>
One of them said to me thank God, Aleppo is one city again, not divided into east and west.>>
>> Not accidents of war, not collateral damage, but frankly purposeful. A cynical policy of terrorizing civilians.>> The battle for Aleppo may be in its final stages, but the war is far from over. The insurgents still hold the rural Idlib province, where many of the evacuees are headed.
And some of those living have a defiant message.>>