Militants Leave Syria’s Khan Shaykh, Al-Tall under Deal with Gov’t
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Hundreds of Takfiri terrorists in two militant-held suburbs of the Syrian capital began leaving the areas under a deal with the government in Damascus.
According to Tasnim dispatches, the militants on Saturday agreed to terms of an evacuation deal proposed recently by Damascus and began leaving Khan Shaykh district, western suburbs of Damascus, and al-Tall city, south of the capital city.
Buses have been provided to take the militants along with their families to the Arab country’s northwestern province of Idlib.
On November 21, the militants reached an initial agreement with the government to leave the areas following the army’s major advances against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) in recent weeks.
The latest developments come as reports suggest that major Takfiri groups fighting in Syria are fractured more than anytime as they are struggling to close ranks in the face of army advances on various fronts.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh, currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.