>> Empty buses waiting in Aleppo a day after the city's evacuation, ground to an abrupt halt. Both the Syrian government and rebels had said convoys would begin leaving Saturday morning, but it appears none have yet to go. The rebels say Iran is holding up the deal, insisting that two besieged Shi'ite villages be evacuated first before anyone else be allowed to leave Eastern Aleppo.
ousands of civilians and fighters have moved out since Thursday, some going to government-held districts, others to Idlib province which is still under rebel control. The United Nations says some 30,000 people are still waiting to leave, many of them sick and injured. Aleppo has been divided for nearly six years, but the government ramped up its campaign of air strikes last month, stripping the insurgents of much of their ground in a matter of weeks.