Evacuations resume in Syria days after bombing

- Reuters, Beirut

Apr 20, 2017-

Evacuations from four besieged areas of Syria resumed on Wednesday, Syrian state television, a Hezbollah media unit and a war monitor reported, days after a suicide bombing killed dozens in a convoy which was part of the same reciprocal agreement.

Some 45 buses carrying 3,000 people left the rebel-besieged Shi’ite villages of al-Foua and Kefraya near Idlib for government-controlled Aleppo, while a convoy of 11 buses left army-besieged al-Zabadani, the Hezbollah media unit said. 

On Saturday, a bomb attack on a convoy of evacuees from al-Foua and Kefraya killed 126 people, including more than 60 children, the war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported.  In another blast, at least six people were killed and 32 others injured in the Salah al-Din district of Aleppo, Syrian state television reported on Wednesday.

Published: 20-04-2017 10:48

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