DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:25 P.M.) – The 2nd batch of al-Qaeda-affiliate Faylaq al-Rahman militants are preparing to leave their former stronghold in Arbeen to the country’s north as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian government.
Early this morning, 50 buses entered Arbeen town where fighters unwilling to settle their status are expected to leave with their families to the north.
So far, 25 buses carrying up to 1700 people are now grouping in Harasta and are set to get off any given moment.
Drone footage filmed by the Syrian National Defense Forces show the busses gathering in the recently-restored Harasta suburb.
According to unconfirmed reports, Faylaq al-Rahhman fighters might join the Turkey-led forces that fight the Kurdish fighters in Afrin region.