Evacuees from a rebel-held area of Aleppo arrive at insurgent-held al-Rashideen, Syria December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Thousands of rebels and fighters were still waiting Thursday to be evacuated from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo but harsh weather was complicating the final phase of the operation, a rebel spokesman said.The operation to evacuate civilians and fighters from rebel-held eastern Aleppo has already brought out thousands of people since late last week.Another rebel official said a heavy snow storm that hit northern Syria and the sheer numbers of civilians still remaining were among the factors behind the delay in the mass evacuation.
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