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Medical Evacuations From Aleppo Fail To Materialize

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The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said planned medical evacuations haven't begun as planned because of a lack of security assurances from the warring sides.

Here & Now's Robin Young hears the latest from BBC correspondent James Longman, who's following the story from Lebanon.

With reporting from The Associated Press.

Guest

James Longman, BBC correspondent in Beirut. He tweets @jamesaalongman.

This segment aired on October 21, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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