A second batch of militants is preparing to leave the Douma district of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, according to pro-government sources in the area.
According to reports, some 31 buses will take Jaish al-Islam militants and their families from the area to the Turkish-occupied town of Jarabulus in northern Syria under a deal between the militant group and Jaish al-Islam. The deal is supervised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and Russian forces.
Syrian media say that militants are now burning their weapon depots and HQs in the part of Douma not controlled by government forces.
A new group of hostages, that have been held in the area, is also set to be released by militants soon.
Militants released a first group of hostages, mostly women, late on April 8. At the same time, a first batch of Jaish al-Islam militants departed Douma to Jarabulus. MORE HERE
A final deal over Douma between Jaish al-Islam and Damascus was announced on April 8. The militant group was forced to accept the deal following a rapid military operation conducted by the Syrian Army on April 6 and April 7.
However, Jaish al-Islam and its supports had enough time to stage a chemical attack in the area that already led to an escalation in the region. MORE HERE