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Syria: Evacuated Gunmen, Family Members from al-Wa’er Exceed 2,000

18 April 2017 23:32

 

Over 2,000 gunmen and their family members have thus far left al-Wa’er district in the outskirts of Homs city for Northern territories in Syria within the framework of the fifth phase of the reconciliation plan in the province, local sources confirmed.

The sources added that 510 gunmen that had refused the government’s peace offer have left al-Wa’er for the border town of Jarabulus in Northern Aleppo on 55 buses, adding that the number of the gunmen and their family members evacuating al-Wa’er for Northern Syria iwthin the fifth phase of the plan now stands at 2,010 .

Local officials informed earlier today that over 170 gunmen left al-Wa’er district on Tuesday.

The officials said that in line with the implementation of the reconciliation plan in al-Wa’er district, 170 gunmen that had refused to join the peace agreement with Damascus left the district along with 680 of their family members for the border town of Jarabulus in Northern Aleppo on 21 buses.

The officials added that 544 militants that intended to stay in al-Wa’er handed over their arms to relevant officials and applied for government amnesty.

Governor General of Homs Tallal Barazi said that the fifth phase of the evacuation of gunmen from al-Wa’er will be completed by the end of this month.

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