The sources told al-Mayadeen that 75 buses carrying almost 5,000 civilians of the mostly Shiite-populated towns of Fua’a and Kafraya left Idlib province, adding 25 of the buses with 1,500 people have arrived in Aleppo’s countryside.
Al-Mayadeen further said that based on an agreement between militants and the Syrian government the trend of evacuation of gunmen and their family members from the towns of Madhaya and al-Zabadani in the Western part of Damascus province has also started.
Al-Mayadeen, meantime, said that departure of another 3,000 civilians on 45 more buses from Fua’a and Kafraya to Aleppo has been delayed, but will start later in the evening, adding that eight buses have already arrived in al-Rashedeen district in Aleppo’s outskirts.
1,100 militants and their family members left al-Zabadani on Wednesday.
Head of al-Zabadani Reconciliation Committee Jamil Yusuf announced that logistic equipment for evacuation of gunmen and their family members from Madhaya to Idlib have been prepared.
Field sources said that 60 buses with 2,350 gunmen and their families left al-Zabadani for Idlib earlier today.
Local sources in Aleppo reported meantime that the total number of buses that left Fua’a and Kafraya and entered al-Rashedeen district in Aleppo outskirts stands now at 75.
Sources in Damascus said that the militants that refused to be relocated to Idlib will hand over their weapons to the Syrian soldiers and their amnesty applications will be studied.
A sum of 10,000 civilians are new living in Madhaya, the sources added.
Reports said earlier today that Hundreds of gunmen and their family members were evacuated from the towns of Madhaya and al-Zabadani to militant-held regions in Idlib province.
According to local activists in Damascus, more than 25 buses carrying hundreds of gunmen and their families left Madhaya and al-Zabadani this morning for militant-controlled regions in Idlib province after ambulances and aid trucks arrived last night to help the wounded and sick.
They added that the buses are currently heading towards an undisclosed location in Idlib province.
In return, over 5,000 civilians left Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib for government-held territories.
A convoy of buses and ambulances arrived in Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib province on Thursday to transfer civilians and patients from the two towns which had been besieged by the terrorists for three years now.