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Aleppo evacuation halted as blasts heard

ALEPPO, Syria The evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo was suspended on Friday and a Reuters witness heard at least four blasts at a location where buses had been departing.

A state-run Syrian TV station reported that rebels had breached an agreement with the government by trying to take prisoners with them during the evacuation.

A Syrian official overseeing the evacuation told Reuters it had been obstructed due to “obstructions”.

(Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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