Thousands Escape East Aleppo as Evacuations Resume
The buses are back. Countless residents slept in the streets of Aleppo this weekend after civilian evacuations from rebel-held areas were suspended when rebel groups allegedly set government buses on fire. Now thousands have been evacuated — including 7-year-old Bana Alabed, whose tweets about life under siege had raised awareness of Aleppo’s plight around the world. Another 10 buses have departed nearby villages. Meanwhile, France, Russia and the U.S. wrangled a compromise agreement to send U.N. officials to monitor the evacuations and the delivery of humanitarian aid.