Syria has retaken Aleppo
The Syrian armed forces says it has returned the city of Aleppo to government control, ending a four-year rebel hold over parts of the city.
The last rebel fighters were said to have been evacuated from the city on Thursday, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory of the war.
The army said it had brought “security and safety” to Aleppo, ending four years of rebel resistance in parts of the northern Syrian city.
The last group of rebels and their families holed up in a small eastern enclave were evacuated on Thursday, under a deal that gives the army and its allies full control of the city after years of fighting, Syrian state television said.