Evacuation buses burned out near Aleppo

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By Catherine Hardy  with BBC, Reuters, Middle East Eye
Evacuation buses burned out near Aleppo

Several buses en route to evacuate sick and injured people from two besieged Syrian villages in Idlib province have been attacked and burned out.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says three buses are said to have been attacked en route for al-Foua and Kefraya.

There are no reports of any casualties.

Some buses in the convoy have got through.

The arrangement was made as part of the deal to resume the evacuation operation in eastern Aleppo.

The operation began on Thursday but was suspended on Friday.

The coalition of forces fighting for the government of President Bashar al-Assad are demanding people be allowed to leave the two villages.

Rebels and civilians will reportedly be allowed to leave eastern Aleppo in exchange.