First Civilians Evacuated From Eastern Aleppo

First Civilians Evacuated From Eastern AleppoCivilians, some of them wounded, boarded ambulances and buses as an operation to evacuate thousands of residents from the last rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo got underway on Thursday. The first 1,000 civilians, including 300 children and 28 injured, have been evacuated to Idlib, a rebel stronghold in the western countryside of Aleppo, said the International Committee of the Red Cross. Earlier, the ICRC said that 20 buses and 13 ambulances had crossed the front lines carrying civilians, including critically wounded.

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