The Russian General Staff says the rebel fighters are still leaving the town of Douma for the opposition-controlled north and the evacuation will wrap up in the coming days.
Jaish al Islam, a militant group which controls the town of Douma, denies Russian claims that it agreed to evacuate the last pocket of eastern Ghouta.
After US attempts to mediate, Russia deployed troops to the area to stop an operation on the YPG in Afrin last year. On January 20, Turkey started the operation. Here is the importance of their strategy.
Russia has deployed troops and Syrian regime forces to east Afrin, to prevent clashes between Turkish-backed opposition forces and the YPG.
The decision to pause the bombing of Aleppo comes as Russia rules out a lasting-ceasefire, saying a truce would help opposition forces regroup and restore their military capability.
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