(AFP / Louai Beshara) BEIRUT: Most of the Daesh evacuation convoy
stuck in east Syria has crossed out of regime territory and is no longer the responsibility of the Syrian regime or its ally Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist group said on Saturday.
warplanes were stopping buses in an Islamic State evacuation convoy
that had left Syrian government territory from advancing further into IS areas.
The evacuation convoy
left the border area late on Monday to take about 600 IS fighters and their family members to territory the group controls in eastern Syria, but it was blocked from entering IS areas on Wednesday by US-led air strikes.
This allowed the safe passage of the evacuation convoy
through the area later that day.
ANTI-INDEPENDENCE militia - unchallenged by Indonesian troops - fired shots at a UN evacuation convoy
as it headed through the ravaged streets of the East Timor capital Dili to the airport today, witnesses said.
The sense of doom began gathering yesterday morning when the first evacuation convoy
made its way towards the airport.
At the ravine where the bodies were found, Marawi police officer Jamail C Mangadang said the victims were carpenters who were part of an evacuation convoy
stopped by rebels late on Saturday.
Thousands of evacuees from the two Shi'ite towns have been stranded for two days at a second nearby staging area outside Aleppo, where a bomb attack on an evacuation convoy
last week killed scores of people.