Russia says evacuation of 5,000 rebels from Aleppo has begun: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The evacuation of 5,000 Syrian rebels and their family members from eastern Aleppo has begun, the TASS news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Thursday. A Russian military official was quoted as saying the rebels and their families would be evacuated via a humanitarian corridor that was 21 kilometers (13.05 miles) in length. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn)