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Two convoys of evacuees left besieged Aleppo today after being prevented by Iran yesterday.

 

 

After Iranian pro- Assad militias foiled the implementation of the evacuation deal of besieged Aleppo yesterday, Assad’s forces and those militias delayed the departure of the first convoy of evacuees, which was supposed to leave besieged Aleppo on Thursday at 6.00 pm, by targeting it with sniper gunfire, wounding 4 civilians including 2 civil defense staff members.

 

The breaches of the agreement and the targeting of ambulances were about to end the agreement before Russia intervened and ordered a halt to any kind of military operation.

 

According to Al-Faruq Ahrar, who is the head of the negotiation committee of the local factions, the SARC resumed their operations and accompanied the first convoy consisting of 20 buses and 10 ambulances, which transported 1150 civilians.

 

The first convoy arrived in western Aleppo and the patients were transported to Turkey from the Bab Al Hawa border crossing while the second convoy arrived a while ago in the Rashidiyyeen neighborhood in western Aleppo, from which it will head to the countryside of Idlib.

 

Yesterday, Russia and Turkey brokered a ceasefire between Assad’s forces and local factions, which included the evacuation of civilians and armed men, whose number exceed 70 thousand, from besieged Aleppo to the countryside of Idlib and northern Aleppo.

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