Bomb hits buses and kills over 100 people in Syria

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb and killed at least 100 people Saturday targeting pro-regime evacuees leaving besieged Syrian towns.

Images posted by the outlets showed bodies lying next to charred buses with their windows blown out, and flaming vehicles with thick black smoke coming out.

The blast hit buses in the Rashidin area on Aleppo’s outskirts, which had been waiting to cross from rebel-held territory into the Government-controlled city itself, carrying people evacuated from two Shiite villages on Friday. At least 55 was injured in the suburb of Aleppo in northwestern Syria.

The residents, alongside hundreds of pro-Government fighters, had left the two rebel-besieged villages in north-west Idlib province under a deal where in exchange, hundreds of Sunni insurgents and their families moved out of a Government-besieged area near Damascus.

But a delay in the agreement had left all those thousands of people evacuated stuck at two transit points on Aleppo’s outskirts since late on Friday.

Residents of al-Foua and Kefraya, the Shiite villages, were waiting in the Rashidin area.

The rebels and residents of Madaya near Damascus were waiting at the Government-held Ramousah bus garage, a few kilometres away.

They were to be transported to Idlib province, which the armed opposition controls.

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