Some 545 former militants from al-Waer neighborhood in Homs city have gotten their legal status.
Over 500 residents of al-Waer neighborhood in the city of Homs have gotten their legal status within the framework of the reconciliation agreement, the Sana news agency reported, citing a source at the reconciliation committee.
According to the news agency’s source, legal status of 545 persons from the neighborhood has been settled. The move was made in the accordance with the Amnesty Decree and the al-Waer reconciliation agreement. The source noted that the reconciliation committee continues its work in al-Waer, calling on militants, who want to lay down their arms and join the peace agreement with the Syrian government, to settle their status that will allow returning to their normal lives.
According to the reconciliation agreement, reached in the neighborhood, militants, who rejected the settlement, should be evacuated from the area with their families in order to pave the way for the return of the state institutions.
As the news agency noted, Al-Waer is the last neighborhood of Homs city, where armed militant groups still spread and impose a siege on local residents. In March 2014, militant groups were evacuated from the old city of Homs.