Death of Syrian rebel leader delays ISIL evacuation, causes other fallout

December 26, 2015 10:49 PM

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Killing of rebel commander delays a planned evacuation of ISIL fighters; UN announces Jan. 25 date for peace talks

A U.N.-sponsored deal to evacuate more than 2,000 fighters, most of them with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), from rebel-held parts of south Damascus has been delayed after a rebel commander was killed, a monitor said Saturday.

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