Almost 10,000 militants and their family members started retreating from Eastern Qalamoun in Northern Damascus to be relocated to Idlib and Aleppo provinces on Saturday following an agreement with the Syrian Army.
Terrorists, deployed in the towns of al-Naseriyeh, al-Rahibeh and Jayroud, handed over their heavy and semi-heavy weapons and ammunition to the army after an evacuation agreement with Damascus over the evacuation of militants to Northern Syria.
Field sources reported that a sum of 17 buses delivered hundreds of terrorists and their family members from al-Rahibeh and Jayroud to al-Naseriyeh.
They said that 3,200 militants along with 6,800 of their family members are to be delivered to al-Naseriyeh and later move towards the town of Jarabulus in Northeastern Aleppo and Idlib province.
Earlier reports said that he sources said that the army men stormed terrorists’ strongholds in Eastern Qalamoun and imposed control over al-Patra and al-Afa’ei Mountain and also laid siege on the small but key towns of al-Rahibeh, Jayroud and al-Naseriyeh.
The sources went on to say that the army seized over 20 tanks and large volume of arms, ammunition and military equipment.
The sources further said that the terrorists, deployed in al-Rahibeh, Jayroud and al-Naseriyeh have surrendered to the army and are to leave their positions for Idlib and Jarabulus in Northern Syria after handing over their arms and ammunition.
The sources said that based on an evacuation agreement those militants that do not intend to leave for Northern Syria can apply for government amnesty.