December 17, 2016 / 9:25 AM / 9 months ago

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

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

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.

“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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