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2017: ASIA
Syrian Evacuees Car Bomed

Thousands Flee Cities Under
Siege by Anti-Government Rebels

A convoy of buses with thousands of Syrian evacuees on board, fleeing villages under siege by anti-government rebels, was struck by a car bomb, killing 126, including 68 children.  At least 100 of those killed were pro-Assad, while the rest were humanitarian aid workers, and rebel escorts.