On May 8, militants opearing in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs continued handing over their heavy weapons to the Syrian Army under a reconsiliation deal reached between them and the government.
According to the state-run media, militants handed over a car equipped with rocket launcher, a car equipped with medium machinegun and a “hell cannon”, a mortar launcher and a cannon, in addition to tanks’ shells and BMP cannon, mines and ammunition.
Over the past few days, militnats have handed over six battle tanks, 3 BMP vehicles, two Shilka vehicles as well as mortars and various kinds of cannons and missiles.
A second batch of miliitants and their families also strated preparations for a withdrawal to the Turkish-occupied part of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The first batch of militants and their families left the area by 62 buses on May 7.