Radical fighters to leave Eastern Ghouta

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DAMASCUS – After an agreement with the Syrian government abandoned radical militants and their families with buses the rebellengebied of Eastern Ghouta. The transport buses from the town of Harasta on Thursday started, reported the Syrian state news agency Sana.

The group consists primarily of 1580 people, among whom 413 fighters. Thirty buses will take them to the rebel-controlled Idlib province in the northwest of the country. In total about 1500 rebels and their 6000 family members laid siege to leave that area.


Eastern Ghouta has in the past weeks one of the heaviest waves of the Syrian army in recent years. After the withdrawal of the rebels, the Syrian army Harasta taking.

Previously had thousands of citizens Douma already left in the east of Ghouta. According to the Syrian Observatory for human Rights more than 4000 people in the past 24 hours under the supervision of the Syrian government to other areas.

First evacuation

Harasta, a stronghold of sunni extremists in the region, Eastern Ghouta, all the years are under siege. It is the first evacuation of fighters from Eastern Ghouta by the offensive of the Syrian army and allies in three French regions is divided. Harasta is the smallest with a size of roughly 2 by 2 kilometres.

Observers reported that the Russians to ensure, as at the time when the evacuation of Eastern Aleppo, on the exodus of the fighters. That would mainly consist of members of the movement Ahrar al-Sham. That is a group with extremist sunni ideas that has been supported among others, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. A relatively moderate post that the al-Rahman Legion calls it, would not have agreed to the departure to the northwestern province of Idlib.

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