Military Intervention in Syria: High Risk Over Next Four Weeks : UK Column

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| Monday, 1st May 2017

At midnight on 14 April, several buses with civilians on board left the terrorist besieged Kafarya and Foua areas of northern Syria, as part of the so-called “four towns deal”. A journey which should have taken forty five minutes, took more than seven hours as terrorist groups forced to buses to stop at several villages held by them along the way. At each of these stops, armed men taunted and threatened them.

By the time they reached al-Nusra held compound at Rashidin, the final stop before entering Aleppo, they were already traumatised. But their trauma was just beginning as they were held captive on the buses for a further day and a half; denied food and water.

On the morning of the 15th, terrorists turned up with big transparent bags containing packets of crisps. Allowed off the buses, the children swarmed around…

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