Breaking | Final deal reached on evacuation of militants, civilians from Syria's Douma
According to the Syrian News Agency ( SANA ), members of the Jaish al-Islam group would put down their heavy weapons and leave Douma for north Syria.
“Jaish al-Islam militants will exit to Jarablus city in eastern Aleppo countryside ” , SANA added
The UK-based monitor also says that a Russian-brokered agreement has been finalized to evacuate militants from Douma, the last terrorist bastion in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
The “final” agreement came after the so-called Syria Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) earlier said a “partial agreement” had been reached for the evacuation of hundreds of civilians to Idlib Province
SOHR head Rami Abdel Rahman said a total of 1,300 people would be evacuated from Douma under the agreement.
The Douma evacuation deal came one day after the Syrian army announced “full victory” against terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta after months of intense fighting.