MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Over 20,000 civilians in eastern Aleppo have already returned to their homes, occupied by militants earlier, Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said on Friday.
"Peaceful life is being put on track in Aleppo’s eastern districts earlier occupied by militants. More than 20,000 civilians have come back to their homes," he said. "The work will be continued to provide the Syrian population with necessary aid."
More than 500,000 residents of Western Aleppo can work calmly, without fearing any shelling or attacks from terrorists. Shops, cafes and markets are operating in the city, he added. Cinemas are opening and the children have resumed their studies at schools.