The final evacuations of rebels and civilians from the northern city of Aleppo have resumed after being delayed for one day. “The buses are now moving again from east Aleppo,” a U.N. official in Syria told Reuters.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 60 buses were ready to evacuate 3,000 people from freezing temperatures in eastern Aleppo in what would be the final step of rebels leaving the part of Aleppo they seized four years ago. But the buses were held up due to a last-minute snag in the evacuation agreement.
The complete evacuation of the rebel-held enclave will give full control of Aleppo to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a milestone in the nearly six-year old civil war.
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SOURCE: VOA /Reuters News Online