BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – A large number of rebel fighters and their family members have been evacuated from the city of Ar-Ruhaybah in Syria’s eastern Qalamoun region during the last several hours.
According to sources, this very first evacuation wave was transferred out of Ar-Ruhaybah on seventeen buses. The exact number of militants that left is not yet known.
Addition evacuation waves will see the relocation of rebel forces not only from Ar-Ruhaybah, but also from the settlements of Jayrud and An-Nassiryah.
Per an agreement reached with the Syrian Army, those insurgents in eastern Qalamoun unwilling to reconcile withe the government are to be transferred to northwestern Syria where they will be received by allied rebel groups.
More updates to come.