December 17, 2016 / 9:25 AM / in a year

Aleppo evacuation to resume, plus cases from four towns: Syria government source

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - A Syrian government official told Reuters on Saturday the stalled evacuation of the last opposition-held area of Aleppo will resume, alongside some evacuations from four besieged towns and villages.

A child reacts while waiting with others to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

“It was agreed to resume evacuations from east Aleppo in parallel with the evacuation of (medical) cases from Kefraya and al-Foua and some cases from Zabadani and Madaya,” said the source, who is part of the evacuations negotiating team.

The villages of al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province are besieged by insurgents. The towns of Madaya and Zabadani are blockaded by pro-government forces.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Dale Hudson

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