On December 29, several buses carrying dozens of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters left the Western Ghouta region towards the northern Idlib governorate, as a part of an agreement between HTS and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) that was reached on December 26.
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Syrian oppositions sources said that around 300 fighters of HTS and their families were set to leave to Idlib governorate, according to the agreement, while dozens of Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters will hand over their weapons to the SAA and stay in Western Ghouta.
Earlier, HTS blew up all of its headquarters, ammo depots and training camps in the strategic Beit Jinn town in Western Ghouta as a part of its preparation to hand over the town to the SAA, according to Syrian pro-government sources.
The evacuation process will likely end in the upcoming hours, as the SAA is pressuring HTS to execute the agreement as fast as possible to avoid problems. Over the last few days, several Syrian oppositions activists have reported that many fighters of HTS, mainly foreigners, are not willing to leave Western Ghouta and may try to sabotage the deal.