Buses carrying 450 evacuees from besieged areas in Syria cross to Turkey, Lebanon

December 28, 2015 2:42 PM

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BEIRUT Buses and ambulances carrying around 450 fighters and civilians evacuated from two besieged areas in Syria have crossed into Turkey and Lebanon, sources at the border crossings said.

Under a U.N.-sponsored deal agreed by warring parties, more than 125 fighters from the besieged rebel-held town of Zabadani near the border with Lebanon are en route to Beirut airport to board a plane to Turkey.

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