aleppo evacuation

Red Cross Asks for Quick Agreement on Aleppo Evacuation Plan

BEIRUT, Dec 17  – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) asked Syria’s warring parties to agree quickly on a plan to evacuate people from east Aleppo and provide “solid” safety guarantees on Saturday, a day after the evacuation stalled. “We’re ready to resume facilitating the evacuation according to our humanitarian mandate. But we

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Risk of Atrocities Not Over Despite Aleppo Ceasefire

By Astrid Zweynert and Umberto Bacchi LONDON, Dec 14  – A plan to evacuate civilians from eastern Aleppo stalled on Wednesday as renewed air strikes and shelling rocked the city. A ceasefire brokered on Tuesday by Russia and Turkey was intended to end years of fighting in the city, giving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad his

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Turkey Talking to Russia, Iran to Try to Keep Aleppo Evacuation on Track

By Orhan Coskun and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, Dec 14 – Turkey is talking to Russia and Iran to try to ensure the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from Syria’s Aleppo, as air strikes and heavy shelling on Wednesday threatened to scupper the deal. President Tayyip Erdogan accused Syrian government forces of breaking a truce

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