Syria, Aleppo news: Evacuations resume from Aleppo
Buses enter eastern Aleppo around noon
UN to vote of monitors to be sent to oversee evacuations
While Tens of thousands of trapped and frantic Syrian civilians and rebels are looking for evacuations to resume Sunday in war-torn Aleppo. Syrian state TV reports said buses entered eastern Aleppo around noon local time to begin evacuations.
A plan to evacuate Eastern Aleppo collapsed on Friday, leaving civilians stranded at various points along the route out without access to food or shelter.
Elodie Schindler, a spokeswoman for The International Committee of the Red Cross, held out hope those still Aleppo on Sunday when she said her organization is “ready to resume the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo, hopefully this morning.”
The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Sunday on whether to send monitors to the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo to oversee evacuations and to help provide protection for civilians who remain.
The council will consider a French draft proposal that voices alarm at the worsening humanitarian crisis in and near the city, and for the “tens of thousands of besieged Aleppo inhabitants” in need of evacuation.
Sunday’s vote, like a half dozen truce proposals considered by the council this year, is expected to draw fire from Syria’s principal ally, Russia, which has vetoed earlier cease-fire proposals.