American Leaves Besieged Aleppo, Excited to Eat Apples for First Time in Months

Storyful Published January 13, 2017

Rumble American freelance journalist Bilal Abdul Karim, who <a href="" target="_blank">maintains close ties to rebels inside besieged Aleppo</a>, reported that he made it out of the city on December 22 alongside at least <a href="" target="_blank">700 cars</a> carrying Syrian rebels out of the city.

The Free Syrian Army issued a press release on December 22, which was in turn distributed via Telegram channels affiliated with Jaish al-Fateh rebel coalition members inside Aleppo, saying all rebels inside the city had been evacuated to the western Aleppo countryside. This corroborates with <a href="" target="_blank">regime media reports</a> suggesting that the last rebels had been evacuated out of the city on the same day.