Four civilians killed as Iran-backed Shia militias mount assault on Aleppo

Published December 15th, 2016 - 11:41 GMT
A wounded by sits inside an ambulance as Syrian rebels and their families gather at the rebel-held al-Amiriyah neighborhood of Aleppo as they wait to be evacuated on December 15, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
A wounded by sits inside an ambulance as Syrian rebels and their families gather at the rebel-held al-Amiriyah neighborhood of Aleppo as they wait to be evacuated on December 15, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)

At least four civilians were killed and four others injured when Iranian-backed Shia militias opened fire on a convoy set to evacuate injured civilians from war-torn eastern Aleppo, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter at the scene of the attack.

The civilians on buses were waiting to move to the Ramuse district before the convoy was attacked by the militias.

Najib Ansari, Aleppo’s civil defense director, told Anadolu Agency that they have so far received three people injured in the attack.

The Anadolu Agency reporter noted that following the attack, the convoy started to head back to eastern Aleppo. 


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