Media: US and Russia propose creating corridor for militants to leave Aleppo
On Sunday, December 11th, a proposal was sent to militants in Aleppo to open a special corridor for those wishing to leave the city, Reuters reported, citing sources in Aleppo. The corridor would ensure a safe passage out of Aleppo for militants as well as members of their families and other civilians.
According to a copy of the proposal, the plan will be implemented within the next 48 hours; UN representatives will be involved to facilitate and oversee the passage.
Militants are allowed to take light weapons with them, however, heavy ones must remain in the city. Insurgents will be directed to the Idlib province.
According to the agency, militants have not yet responded to the proposal from Washington and Moscow.
A representative of the Higher Negotiation Committee, Assad al-Zubi, demanded guarantees from the UN that, “after militants leave, the population will be not repressed by the regime.”
On December 8th, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stated that hostilities in eastern Aleppo have been suspended to allow civilians out of the city.
As of the evening of December 11th, more than 10,000 people had left the eastern districts of Aleppo.