Evacuations Out of Aleppo Resume After Buses Set Ablaze — KTLA

Evacuations of civilians and rebels from Syria’s eastern Aleppo resumed late Sunday after several hours of delay. The exodus of thousands of people from besieged areas was set to begin this weekend under a new complex people-swap deal. But the plan was put on hold Sunday after a number of buses were set on fire.…

via Evacuations Out of Aleppo Resume After Buses Set Ablaze — KTLA

The exodus of thousands of people from besieged areas was set to begin this weekend under a new complex people-swap deal. But the plan was put on hold Sunday after a number of buses were set on fire.

Hours later, the first “limited evacuations” from eastern Aleppo and the towns of Kefraya and Foua began, United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Twitter.

Shortly after midnight, Robert Mardini of the International Committee of the Red Cross said five buses and one ambulance had just left “dark and cold” eastern Aleppo.

“Hopeful operation will proceed smoothly,” Mardini, the ICRC’s regional director, said on Twitter.

 

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