Syria announces Yarmouk camp evacuation agreement

Syria announces Yarmouk camp evacuation agreement

The Syrian government has reached an evacuation deal with fighters from Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to leave the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus.

The official SANA news agency announced on Monday that the fighters and their families, numbering about 5,000, would be evacuated in two stages, the first of which would see 1,500 people transported to the rebel-controlled Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

The deal is part of a wider agreement between HTS, formerly Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, and President Bashar al-Assad’s government to su

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