Convoy crosses to Syria to evacuate opposition fighters, civilians from border village

December 28, 2015 6:00 AM

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MASNAA, Lebanon – A Lebanese convoy has crossed into Syria to evacuate dozens of opposition fighters and civilians from a border village.

The evacuation is part of a U.N.-backed truce deal reached in September for two key Syrian battleground areas that will see the transfer of thousands of Shiite and Sunni civilians and fighters from one area to another.

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