Nusra Front Militants Agree with Evacuation of Fua'a, Kafraya Injured People

Nusra Front Militants Agree with Evacuation of Fua'a, Kafraya Injured People
Fri Dec 16, 2016 21:03:33

Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) agreed to eventually allow evacuation of the wounded and patients from the besieged towns of Fua'a and Kafraya in Northern Idlib after hours of sabotaging and violating terms of an agreement with Damascus.


"Buses moved from Aleppo to Kafraya and Fua'a to evacuate the injured, children and women from the predominately Shiite towns, transferring them to the government-controlled regions," sources privy to opposition groups said.

"Nearly 200 buses and several ambulances have been dispatched to Fua'a and Kafraya," the sources added.

Reports said earlier today that Fatah al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham did not allow any ambulance or bus to leave Fua'a and Kafraya, while an agreement reached by the Syrian government and Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups allows evacuation of militants and their families from Aleppo in return for transferring the injured, patients and the elderly trapped in the predominately Shiite towns to army-controlled regions.

Some people who are originally from Fua'a and Kafraya and their families and friends are trapped inside the two towns came to Ramouseh to Southern Aleppo to block the relocation of Aleppo militants and their families to Idlib through Ramouseh. They said that they will continue to block al-Ramouseh corridor till the militants allow the injured and patients leave Fua'a and Kafraya.

Media sources said militants have opened fire at those people who have closed al-Ramouseh corridor to prevent exit of militant and their families in a retaliatory move. 

Syrian al-Ikhbariya state TV channel reported meantime that militants in Eastern Aleppo are to take some abducted people with them during the evacuation, which is a breach of the deal.

Syrian TV reported earlier that militants shelled an evacuation corridor from Eastern Aleppo in the al-Ramouseh district.

The evacuation of militants and their families from Eastern Aleppo has been suspended following the violation of the agreement.

Meantime, al-Mayadeen news channel reported that the agreement to relocate the militants includes evacuation of civilians from the two towns of Fua'a and Kafraya in Idlib, besieged by the terrorists.

According to reports, the two warring sides pledged to remain committed to the terms of the agreement.

After ambulances started evacuating the wounded from Eastern to Western Aleppo in the morning, the latest reports said on Thursday morning that the Syrian and Russian forces were ready to start evacuation of militants from Aleppo to relocate them to Idlib province.

According to the Russian reconciliation center, about 20 buses and 10 ambulances would carry out evacuation of the wounded militants.

The wounded were sent to Ramouseh, South-West of Aleppo, first to be dispatched to Idlib via Khan Touman and the roads in Northern Hama, FNA reported.


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