Last rebel group quits Ghouta

07 April, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Syrian President Bashar al Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province Syria

Following tough negotiations held between both parties, Jaish al-Islam and Moscow reached a final deal to evacuate fighters and civilians from the city of Douma, the last rebel-held bastion in the Eastern Ghouta enclave, opening the way for regime forces to capture the entire area.

Fighters from the Faylaq al-Rahman group left Douma on buses sent by the Syrian government to the rebel-held province of Idlib, SANA state news agency reported.

The buses are now waiting on the Harasta highway nearby for the militants to settle their dispute.

"We hope that that agreement will lead to people being able to stay if they choose to, to get amnesty for those who put away their arms but also to an opportunity to leave for those who choose to leave Douma", he said.

Under the deal, Syrian state media said Jaish Al Islam would hand over heavy and medium-sized weapons and acknowledge the restoration of the Damascus government's control of Douma.

Turkey, Russia and Iran also said that they were already committed to achieve a "lasting ceasefire" in Syria, in a joint statement issued following their meeting held in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

At least 50,000 people have been evacuated from eastern Ghouta since the evacuation process began on March 22.

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Turkey and Russian Federation will cooperate to establish a hospital in Syria's Tel Abyad to give treatment to those escaping Eastern Ghouta, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement.

The town of Douma was one of the earliest hubs of the uprising against President Bashar Assad in 2011 and home to the Army of Islam, the largest rebel group in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of the Syrian capital.

About 130,000 people fled a Damascus suburb during a weeks-long Syrian regime offensive, the United Nations said Monday.

05 de abril de 2018, 13:02Damascus, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The liberation of Eastern Ghouta by terrorists groups showed that the Syrian army wins in any scenario against those West-backed radical bands, stated today the Public and Media Advisor to the Presidency, Bouzeina Shaaban.

According to independent monitors, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, and millions have been displaced both inside and outside of Syria.

A baby boy who lost an eye in a Syrian regime air raid has arrived in Turkey, after his plight was highlighted by social media, the Turkish Red Crescent said. Around 1,300 fighters, activists, and civilians signed up for evacuation, according to the Observatory.

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