December 18, 2016 / 10:00 AM / 8 months ago

Ex-Nusra Front rebels blocking evacuation buses from besieged villages - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said on Sunday a rebel group formerly known as the Nusra Front was preventing evacuation buses from entering the besieged villages of al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province.

An evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo stalled this week because of demands from pro-government forces that a group of people needing medical treatment also be allowed to leave al-Foua and Kefraya, which are besieged by insurgents.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Keith Weir

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