The global community has denounced a deadly auto bombing that killed 126 people of a convoy of Shiite evacuees in northern Syria.
The blast hit the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts, where dozens of buses carrying mostly Shia residents of two villages that are being evacuated in a deal between warring sides were waiting to enter the city.
Graphic images circulated over social media showed several bodies, body parts and blood scattered on the ground among mangled buses.
At least 68 children were among the 126 people killed in the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, updating a previous toll of 112 dead.
Yasser Abdelatif, a media official for Ahrar al-Sham, said about 30 rebel gunmen were killed in the blast.
The evacuation started on Friday, with 5,000 Shiites leaving Kafaraya and Foah, and 2,300 rebels and their families leaving the town of Madaya.
The BBC reported that he wished that the god may sustain the efforts of those who were bringing healing and comfort to the people of Syria.
During a televised interview, Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said a suicide bomber claimed he was carrying food items and blew himself up in a fuel station. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.
"In the complex and often dramatic situations of today's world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace", he said.
Rebels say they amount to forced relocation after years of bombardment and crippling sieges.
"This cowardly aggression is indicative of a continued conspiracy and full coordination between terrorist groups and the Zionist enemy under the command of the USA and its stooges in the region", he said.
Syrians who arrived a day earlier from government-held vilages of Fuaa and Kafraya wait in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo city, following delays in evacuating them as the hard-won deal ran into trouble on April 15, 2017.
The Syrian Civil Defense organization, known widely as the White Helmets, said their volunteers had counted 100 bodies, which included children, women, and rebel fighters.
Once they are out, both towns will be completely emptied of any population, and the rebels will take over, after besieging the towns for years.
We urge all parties involved in to guarantee the safety of people who are now seeking for safer places and call for prosecution of those responsible for this attack, he said.
The evacuation has moved the country closer to a division of its national population along loyalty and sect lines.