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.


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

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