Last batch of fighters evacuated, President Assad has taken control of Aleppo: Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took control of Aleppo city on Wednesday after the last batch of fighters was evacuated. 

Beirut: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took control of Aleppo city on Wednesday after the last batch of fighters was evacuated. 

The war monitor said only one small position on the western outskirts of the city remained in rebel hands.

It said some 21,500 civilians had lost their lives in the battle for control of the northern Syrian city. 

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