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Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo

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By Euronews
Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo

<p>An operation to move Syrian civilians out of two Shi’ite villages besieged by rebels and into government territory resumed overnight.</p> <p>People had been stranded at two transit points on the outskirts of Aleppo after an agreement between the warring sides stalled.</p> <p>The families were forced to wait for more than 28 hours to cross into government-held areas.</p> <p>They have since been received in a shelter on Sunday after arriving in Jibrin near Aleppo. </p> <p>Both pro-Damascus media and a foreign-based monitoring group have reported the deal being resumed with buses crossing into both government and rebel-held territory.</p> <p>The death toll from an attack on the crowded bus convoy on Saturday has reached at least 112, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p>It said those killed were mostly residents of two villages in Idlib province but included rebel fighters guarding the convoy. Children too were among the victims.</p> <p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which pro-government media said was carried out by a suicide car bomber.</p>