BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 P.M.) – At least two batches of armed militants in eastern Aleppo have been transferred by Syrian government buses to the town of Khan Touman near the Idlib Governorate’s northeastern border, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Thursday evening.
The militants and their wounded fighters were finally transferred on Thursday after intense negotiations between the Iranian, Turkish, and Russian governments last night.
Part of the agreement between the aforementioned governments was to transfer the wounded and sick from the two Syrian government controlled towns of Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa; this did not happen on Thursday.
According to a military source, the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) reportedly blocked the wounded and sick from Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya from being transferred to safety; this agitated several Syrian government officials, who helped negotiate the transport of civilians.
The Syrian military will once again attempt to transport the sick and wounded from Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa tomorrow; if they are once again blocked, they will likely halt the transfer of militants in east Aleppo.