BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 A.M.) – More than 600 jihadist rebels and their family members departed from the Al-Waer District of Homs to head towards the Idlib Governorate on Saturday morning, local sources reported from the provincial capital.

Many of these jihadist rebels were original members of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) that later shifted their allegiance to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, which is a new jihadist faction affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

There has been no word on the possibility of more militants leaving Al-Waer; however, it is believed that most of the jihadist rebels have either surrendered themselves to the government or left to Idlib.

With the third wave of jihadist rebels leaving Al-Waer today, the entire district will soon be open to the public after more than six years of war in the provincial capital.

Al-Masdar News reported earlier today that the convoy was to leave at 6am, but this was delayed for reasons not given.

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