Iran‘s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the
condemnation on Saturday while offering his condolences to the Syrian
government and nation.
Earlier, at least 40 people were killed in the blast, which
hit al-Rashideen district on the western outskirts of Aleppo, located some 355
kilometers north of the capital Damascus, as buses were stopping at a
The buses were evacuating residents of Kefraya and al-Foua villages
in accordance with an agreement reached between the Syrian government and
foreign-sponsored Takfiri militant groups last month.
“The shameful criminal act by Takfiri terrorists in the
cowardly attack on buses carrying the people of al-Foua and Kefraya in Syria
and killing tens of innocent and defenseless women and children have added to
the record of atrocities carried out by terrorists and their supporters,” said
He went on to slam those who claim to be supporters of the
Syrian nation but refrain from commenting on such actions.
Qassemi further stressed that dividing militants into “good
and bad” by supporters of such groups only serves to embolden terrorists, Press
Evacuee buses arrive in Aleppo
Later on Saturday, the SANA news agency announced that the
final series of buses taking people from the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya
have arrived in Aleppo.
Some 15 buses transporting hundreds of civilians arrived in
al-Ramousa where they were put up in a fully stocked temporary housing center.
Before that, several ambulances transporting those injured
in the earlier attacks arrived in the city.
A total of 75 buses and 20 ambulances had been scheduled to
arrive in Aleppo on Friday, but infighting between the terrorists had halted
the convoy’s departure.