BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – The Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam published a statement on Tuesday confirming that an agreement had been made with the Syrian government to allow sick civilians to leave the besieged East Ghouta in order to seek treatment in Damascus hospitals.

According to a military source in Damascus, Jaysh Al-Islam has agreed to release several civilians, soldiers, and government workers that their forces kidnapped in the East Ghouta town of ‘Adra in 2013.

The first phase of this humanitarian deal between the government and Jaysh Al-Islam was completed last night, following the transfer of sick civilians from the East Ghouta to Damascus city for treatment.

In the coming days, another exchange is expected to take place under the supervision of the Syrian Red Crescent Society.

 

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