Saturday, April 15, 2017

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 100 in Syria; Explodes Van Near Buses Civilians Neared

At least 100 people were killed today (April 15, 2017) when a suicide bomber struck a convoy of buses carrying civilians out of two Syrian towns where they had been besieged for more than two years, according to the Telegraph (British) website.

Residents of Fuaa and Kafrya had been surrounded by rebel forces since March 2015 and were finally being evacuated to regime-controlled areas under a deal reached between the Syrian government and opposition.

But as they were leaving rebel-held territory a van supposedly carrying medical supplies pulled level with their buses and exploded, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Footage from the scene showed bodies piled on the side of the road next to the burnt-out vehicles. Many children were among the dead.

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