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
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.
First Published: Dec 16, 2016 21:32 IST