The six Icelanders who have been waiting to flee from Lebanon are now on a Finnish bus, according to RÚV. The bus should leaving for the Syrian border around eight o’clock Icelandic time. The group of six heard two bombs explode this morning, but were not in any danger, according to Alma Hannesdóttir, who is married to a Lebanese man. They have a four-month-old daughter.
The Finnish bus is supposed to join a convoy of Germans going to Damascus. The convoy cannot go the shortest way out of Lebanon because of road damage due to the bombing by the Israelis. Alma expects the trip to the border to take five to six hours, where they will then have to wait about two hours at the border. The drive to Damascus should take about three hours from the border. A plane will wait for the group in Damascus.
Yesterday the group of six was left behind when a Norwegian bus left for Damascus.