BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The first batch of buses sent by the Syrian Government arrived in besieged Madaya and Al-Zabadani, Damascus Now reported this afternoon.

The buses are prepared to transport more than 2,500 residents and militants from the besieged towns in rural Damascus to the Idlib Governorate, as part of the deal set forth by the Qatari and Iranian governments.

In exchange for the 2,500 residents of Madaya and Al-Zabadani, more than 1,500 civilians from besieged Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya will be transported from their villages to Damascus.

According to Hezbollah’s official media wing, the buses are expected to depart from the besieged area tonight; however, no exact time was given.

More details to follow….

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