Sunday, December 18, 2016

Six Buses Assigned to Syrian Evacuation Torched; Evacuating Wounded, Sick from Aleppo Is Halted

An evacuation deal involving trapped civilians and fighters in a war-ravaged east Aleppo and two Syrian villages was thrown into doubt today (December 18, 2016) when assailants torched six buses assigned to the operation, according to the Yahoo News website.

The buses were to take part in the evacuation of over 2,000 wounded and sick Syrians from Foua and Kfarya -- two rebel-besieged villages that have remained loyal to the government in an area under opposition control in the northwest Idlib province.

Evacuations from Aleppo had been halted amid mutual recriminations two days ago.

The suspension of the evacuations had thrown an Aleppo deal brokered by Russia and Turkey last week into disarray.

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