Civilians return to the liberated neighborhoods of Aleppo progressively as demining the houses. Mine pickers continue mine-lifting in the eastern part of Aleppo, they find and neutralize explosive devices which have been left by militants.
According to the Syrian servicemen, mined stores with food, medicine and ammunition were found in Az-Zibdiya neighborhood. In one of the schools were found the bodies of executed children and adults, including soldiers of SAA who had been taken captive. Some of them were beheaded, others shot.
On December 22 The Syrian authorities officially declared that Aleppo had completely been liberated from terrorists. During the evacuation about 40 thousand people including militants and their families left eastern Aleppo through humanitarian corridors.