Media sources disclosed that terrorist groups are still preventing exist of hundreds of injured and patient civilians from the besieged towns of Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib, breaching an agreement with the Damascus government.
The Arabic language al-Watan daily quoted a local source in Fua’a as saying that at least 21 buses that entered Fua’a to evacuate the injured and patients are not allowed to leave the town.
The buses, their drivers and other people are under the siege of militants.
The paper added that while the entire militants that were to relocate from Aleppo under the last month deal have left the city Eastern neighborhoods along with their families, only 900 injured civilians and their families could leave Fua’a and Kafraya and hundreds more are still waiting for militants’ permit to leave the towns.
Based on the Aleppo agreement, two 1,250-group of injured and patient civilians of Fua’a and Kafraya were due to leave the towns in return for evacuation of militants and their families from Eastern districts of Aleppo city.
In the next stage, 1,500 more wounded and patient civilians would leave Fua’a and Kafraya in return for evacuation of 1,500 militants of the towns of Madaya and al-Zabadani in Northwestern Damascus to other militant-held regions.
On Saturday, terrorist group targeted residential areas in Fua’a and Kafraya regardless of the nationwide truce in Syria.
The terrorist groups’ mortar and missile units targeted over 20 times residential areas in Fua’a and Kafraya.
Terrorists have been targeting non-military areas in Fua’a and Kafraya with hundreds of missiles and mortar shells in recent months, killing and wounding hundreds of civilians, including women and children.
The Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria said in the news daily bulletin published on the Russian Defense Ministry’s official website on Friday that twelve shelling by militant groups were registered in Syria in the provinces of Damascus, Aleppo and Hama.
A nationwide ceasefire between Syrian government troops and several militant groups came into being at midnight local time on Friday (22:00 GMT on Thursday).
The militant groups targeted residential areas in different provinces, violating the newly-brokered truce agreement on its first day of implementation.