Sunday, December 18, 2016

Syria: Transfer Of Evacuations To Aleppo After Attack Of Several Buses

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the evacuations that were to take place on Sunday in Aleppo and two Shiite villages in Syria were postponed until further notice.
In New York, the Security Council found on Sunday evening a common ground on a text resuming the terms of the French resolution for the sending of observers. The vote is scheduled for Monday.

"The operation was postponed due to the absence of guarantees for the safety of evacuees in the two villages of Foua and Kafraya  " announced the director of the OSDH Rami Abdel Rahman. He said that the suspension was due to the attack by gunmen two dozen bus sent for evacuations.

"Evacuations are momentarily interrupted," confirmed to Agence France Presse Yasser al-Youssef, the rebel group Nourredine al-Zangi, but stressed that the incident "  was not going to have any impact on the recovery of the operation at a later date. "

Under a new agreement between the belligerents and the Russian, Turkish and Iranian sponsors, the insurgent and civilian evacuations of Aleppo's last rebel pocket were to resume synchronisation with the operations of Foua and Kafraya. According to the OSDH, buses had to leave the rebel areas of Aleppo only when the inhabitants of Foua and Kafraya had left their localities.

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