Al-Qaeda group said to burn buses used for Syria evacuations

Activists say fighters have burned at least five buses assigned to evacuate wounded and sick people from two villages in northern Syria.

The incident could scuttle a wider deal that encompasses the evacuation of thousands of trapped rebel fighters and civilians from the last opposition foothold in east Aleppo.

The opposition’s Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that the al-Qaeda affiliated Fatah al-Sham Front burned buses assigned to evacuate people from the rebel-besieged villages of Foua and Kfarya.

Hezbollah, the Lebanese terror group fighting alongside Syria’s government, says the buses were burned during fighting between Fatah al-Sham Front and a rebel group that supported the evacuations.

The Observatory says six buses were burned while Hezbollah’s media outlet puts the number at five.

— AP

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