Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

No group has claimed responsibility.

A suicide auto bombing killed at least 24 people on Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said.

Syrian state media said at least 39 were killed.

Syria state TV said the transfer later resumed.

A Madaya resident, speaking from the bus garage inside Aleppo, said people had been waiting there since late on Friday, and were not being allowed to leave.

The attack took place as thousands of evacuees from the besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya waited to continue their journey to regime-controlled Aleppo, the coastal province of Latakia, or Damascus. They were being evacuated as part of a population transfer that had stalled as government representatives bickered with rebels.

On the other side of the forced migration operation, dozens of buses transporting residents of the predominantly Sunni Zabadani and Madaya cities left the area, among them 400 rebels.

Yasser Abdelatif, a media official for Ahrar al-Sham, said about 30 rebel gunmen were killed in the blast. The vehicles had been waiting since Friday to cross from rebel-held territory into the government-controlled city itself. According to the New York Times, the evacuations were the result of a deal brokered by the Syrian government.

Al-Manar TV said the buses were to replace those damaged by the blast.

An explosion near a convoy of buses transporting people between four besieged Syrian towns has left at least 16 people dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported.

Families from Syria's Madaya and Zabadani board on buses heading to Ramousseh crossing, in Aleppo, on April 14, 2017. Without formal training, and as casualties from pro-government snipers increased, he learned amputation on the job, often without painkillers or anesthetics. Critics say the deal amounts to "demographic engineering".

Lebanon's Amal Movement Saturday denounced a bomb blast that targeted a bus convoy of evacuees waiting to enter Syria's Aleppo, killing and wounding dozens of people.

Assad holds the military advantage over the opposition in the west of the country thanks to Russia's intervention in 2015, although the insurgents continue to fight back and have made gains in some areas.

A suicide bomber driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies blew it up near the coaches, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports. Some buses were charred and other gutted from the explosion as belongings hanged out of windows.

The explosion hit the Rashideen area, a rebel-controlled district outside Aleppo city where evacuation buses carrying almost 5,000 people from the northern rebel-besieged villages of Foua and Kfraya were stuck, causing a huge plume of black smoke.

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