A large blast has killed dozens of people in an attack near buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns.
The explosion on Saturday in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, targeted residents who were evacuated from the rebel-besieged towns of Fouaa and Kefraya in Idlib province under a deal reached between the Syrian government and rebels.
A report on Syrian state TV said at least 39 people were killed in the blast. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) put the death toll at 43.
The Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer rescue group that operates in rebel-held parts of Syria, said at least 100 people were killed in the attack.
While there was no confirmation as to what caused the blast, state media said a “suicide bomber” allegedly used a van meant for carrying aid supplies to enter the area. The SOHR said the explosion came from a vehicle-born improvised explosive device. 
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