December 14, 2016 / 1:30 PM / 2 years ago

Syrian rebels shell besieged villages in Idlib province - Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents fired shells at two Shi’ite-majority villages besieged by the rebels in Idlib province on Wednesday, with initial reports of casualties, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The villages, al-Foua and Kefraya, are those from which Damascus ally Iran is demanding people be evacuated before a ceasefire deal for rebels and civilians to leave opposition-held parts of Aleppo can go ahead.

Reporting by John Davison Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.

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