Death toll of Syria bombing rises
Added On April 17, 2017
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the death toll of the bombing that targetted the convoy of Shiite evacuees in northern Syria has risen to 126.
Eighty of the dead were children and women.
The blast was carried out by a suicide bomber driving a booby-trapped potato truck.
It rocked the rebel-held Rashideen area in the countryside of Aleppo.
The buses were carrying 5,000 pro-government Shiite people waiting the reactivation of a deal designed to secure their transportation to government-controlled area in Aleppo.
The deal has been recently reached between the rebels and the government under the supervision of Iran, Turkey and Qatar.
It was designed to secure evacuation of the people from the pro-government Shiite towns in Idlib province toward government areas in Aleppo province.
In return, the government will allow rebels and their families to leave the rebel-held towns in northern Damascus to reach Idlib province.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.