The Syrian government on Friday suspended an operation to evacuate civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo, accusing the opposition of violating the deal, a security source said.
Kerry accuses Assad regime of Aleppo ‘massacre’
United States Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on the situation in Aleppo, Syria at the State Department in Washington U.S., December 15, 2016. (Reuters)
‘Idlib risks Aleppo fate’
A Syrian man, who was evacuated from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo, cries upon his arrival in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Aassal region, west of the city, on December 15, 2016, the first stop on their trip, where humanitarian groups will transport the civilians to temporary camps on the outskirts of Idlib and the wounded to field hospitals. Hundreds of civilians and rebels left Aleppo under an evacuation deal that will allow Syria's regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting. Baraa Al-Halabi / AFP