A massive explosion has rocked the Al-Rashideen area of west Aleppo where buses transferring residents from the Shia villages of Kefrayya and Fouaa were stationed and waiting to be moved towards government controlled areas of Aleppo city as part of a recent population transfer deal.

The first reports coming in on causalities put the death toll at 22 with another 48 injuries. All are civilians, and all are residents of either Fouaa and Kefrayya.

It appears that the explosion targeted the bus’ gathering area. It is highly unlikely that such an explosion could be put down to stray artillery fire and is most likely a deliberate act of terrorism. This being said, no group has yet claimed the attack, however many factions including Failaq al-Sham were against the deal that was signed and agreed upon by Ahrar Al-Sham and Tahrir Al-Sham (who represent larger power-brokers among the various Jihadist and Islamist groups in Idlib and west Aleppo).

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Andrew Illingworth | Al-Masdar News
Andrew Illingworth | Al-Masdar News
Andrew Illingworth | Al-Masdar News
Andrew Illingworth | Al-Masdar News
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  1. These rebells are only cowards and terrorists 🙁

    This is Terror Al-Shame ❗

    They are cowards that need the help of the USA

    Where are you Trump ❓ Hiding courageaoulsy under your desk ❓ Time to play golf ❓

    • President Trump is far to busy eating the remains if his ‘Super Amazing Chocolate Cake ‘ to look at the tortured and broken bodies after yet another US/NATO/Saudi sponsored terrorist attack that murders loyal Syrian civilians fleeing the terror hell hole of Idlib.