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Syrian official: Aleppo evacuation to resume once wounded leave villages

The stalled evacuation of east Aleppo will resume once injured people are let out of the besieged Shia villages.

world Updated: Dec 16, 2016 21:34 IST
Evacuees from rebel-held eastern Aleppo arrive by bus to an area on the western edge of Aleppo city which is held by insurgents, in Syria December 16, 2016.
Evacuees from rebel-held eastern Aleppo arrive by bus to an area on the western edge of Aleppo city which is held by insurgents, in Syria December 16, 2016.(REUTERS Photo)

The stalled evacuation of east Aleppo will resume once injured people are let out of the besieged Shia villages of al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province, a Syrian official said on Friday.

“If the evacuation of the injured in Kefraya and al-Foua takes place, the operation to evacuate eastern Aleppo will resume immediately,” the official said.

The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded people should also be brought out of the two villages being besieged by rebel fighters.