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Ceasefire once again reached in Aleppo after Turkish-Russian deal

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Syrian regime forces and the opposition agreed once again to a cease-fire in eastern Aleppo after Turkish-Russian deal, Anadolu Agency quoted Syrian opposition commanders as saying on Thursday.

The truce took effect 1 a.m. local time Thursday and allows civilians to immediately leave the area by buses pending no violations of the agreement.

Commanders, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media, said the deal announced was given to frontline opposition fighters.

Opposition sources said civilians with vehicles would begin to leave the area after the truce took hold. In addition, buses will transport civilians and opposition fighters until the morning, once violations did not occur.

Turkish intelligence said that the deal was reached after talks between Turkey and Russia. They said Turkey is the guarantor for the opposition while Russia is guarantor for Syrian regime forces.

Residents from the besieged area are expected to arrive in Idlib, controlled by opposition forces. Idlib is located southwest of Aleppo.