DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:40 P.M.) – The last batch of rebel fighters are expected to leave towns in southern Damascus as more busses are preparing a long trip to the country’s north.

Nearly 1500 militants and their families are expected to leave, today, their former strongholds of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahm towns after accepting an evacuation deal with the Syrian government.

Rebels of various groups who refused to reconcile had earlier handed over their weapons as stipulated in the deal.

Up to 40 buses have already entered the districts of southern Damascus for today’s evacuation.

More than 8000 militiamen escorted with their families have previously left in 5 batches.

According to the agreement, the Syrian government will take over the three towns once the evacuation is completed.

Meanwhile. Clashes intensify as Syrian forces crackdown on ISIS jihadists in Hajar Aswad neighborhood.

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