DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:15 P.M.) – Buses set to evacuate residents of two long-time besieged towns in rural Idlib have made it into Kafrayya and Fouaa following deal between Syrian government and jihadi groups.
Up to 90 buses have already entered the two Shiite towns with extra 30 buses are expected to arrive within the next few hours.
A total of 120 buses shall evacuate the entire population estimated at about 7000 people, including civilians and fighters.
According to source, the convoy shall move to government-held areas in southern Aleppo in one batch for security considerations.
Turkey and Iran have brokered a deal to evacuate the two towns in exchange of releasing up to 1500 rebel detainees by the Syrian government.