Syria Crisis: Thousands Evacuated From Four Besieged Towns
Syrian Government says the operation to move people away from four besieged towns in the north western region has begun.
According to AFP reports, the people evacuated from Foah and Kefraya, two government-held towns, have arrived in Rashideen, west of Aleppo.
Similar operations have also begun in rebel-held Madaya, near Damascus.
In March, the United Nations described the situation in the towns as catastrophic, with more than 64,000 civilians trapped in a cycle of daily violence and deprivation.
Many people are reported to have died as a result of shortages of food or medicine.
Officials said more than 30,000 people would be moved.
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