Hope as deal made to reach Aleppo civilians

Syrian State TV correspondent has said that the main condition for the Aleppo evacuation to resume is for residents of Foua and Kfarya to be allowed to leave.

Hope as deal made to reach Aleppo civilians

World Bulletin / News Desk

 An agreement was reached Saturday to allow "humanitarian cases" to leave two besieged government-held Shiite villages in northwestern Syria, a step that would allow the resumption of civilian and rebel evacuations from eastern Aleppo which were suspended a day earlier, Hezbollah's media arm and a monitoring group said.

The opposition's Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the evacuation of some 4,000 people, including wounded, from the villages of Foua and Kfarya was expected to start Saturday.

Hezbollah fighters have joined the Syrian war fighting along with the Assad regime and Iranian militia. Opposition activists blamed the Lebanese group for blocking the main road south of Aleppo and blocking evacuations from rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city.

The Aleppo evacuation was suspended Friday after a report of shooting at a crossing point into the enclave by both sides of the conflict. Thousands were evacuated before the process was suspended. The Syrian government said the village evacuations and the one in eastern Aleppo must be done simultaneously, but the rebels say there's no connection.

Associated Press

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