Death toll from attack on Aleppo convoy passes 100

21 Avril, 2017, 02:58 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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But a delay in the agreement had left all those evacuated stuck at two transit points on Aleppo's outskirts since late on Friday.

Rami Abdurrahman - who heads the rights group - and Hezbollah's TV station said on Sunday that 3,000 people would be evacuated from Foua and Kfarya, and 200 from Zabadani and Madaya.

The deal to evacuate the four towns is the latest in a string of such agreements through Syria's six-year civil war.

The Saturday blast, carried out by a suicide bomber driving a booby-trapped potato truck, rocked the rebel-held Rashideen area in the countryside of Aleppo province, where buses carrying 5,000 pro-government Shiites were waiting for the reactivation of a deal created to secure their transportation to the government-controlled area in Aleppo. White Helmets member Ibrahim Alhaj said the 100 fatalities documented by the rescuers included many children and women, as well as fighters.

In footage aired on Syrian TV, bodies, including fighters, were seen lying alongside charred and destroyed buses.

Rebel gunmen stand at the site of a blast that damaged several buses carrying evacuees.

It's not clear, according to Sinjab, precisely who is responsible for the blast, although there is speculation regarding just how the vehicle was able to get so close to the convoy without having had government permission. Ambulances later took the wounded to hospital in Aleppo.

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The towns of some 20,000 people have been under siege since 2013.

Government evacuees had been waiting under rebel guard when the bomb went off.

Residents of al-Foua and Kefraya waited in the Rashidin area. They were to be transported to Idlib.

The evacuation was taking place as residents in besieged rebel-held areas such as Madaya and Zabadani were also being transferred out under a reciprocal deal. They circulated a statement on social media imploring "international organizations" to intervene so the situation did not escalate.

Rebels say they amount to forced relocations after years of bombardment and crippling sieges. Assad is from the minority Alawite sect and is supported by Shi'ite regional allies.

It added that the Saturday bombing complemented the United States attack on the Shayrat Airfield in Homs Province with a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles on April 7, which caused some 15 fatalities, including civilians.

"This continuing infernal cycle of such extreme violence underlines yet again the urgent need for practical progress towards peace in Syria to end the bloodshed", said WCC general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit on hearing of the attack.

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