The sources said that the army units paved the ground for evacuating 70 refugees from 10 families from al-Rukban camp near the border with Jordan.
The sources further said that the refugees – that were mainly children and women – returned to their villages and region in Eastern Homs after the army guaranteed their safe passage.
Humanitarian condition in al-Rukban has deteriorated due to the militant groups’ control over the region, the sources said, adding that terrorists do not allow dispatch of medicine and food stuff to the camp.
A source familiar with the situation reported earlier this month that militant groups blocked roads and forbade refugees from leaving the al-Rukban camp, located in the US zone of influence on the Syria-Jordan border.
“Quwwat Shahid Ahmad Abdu militants installed roadblocks in the al-Tanf region and are not allowing refugees to leave the al-Rukban camp, who are trying to leave the US-controlled 55 –kilometer zone,” the source said.
Back in October, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the US of establishing a training camp for militants near al-Rukban to create a new “moderate opposition,” slamming Washington’s move as “a war crime,” since it prevented the Syrian government from setting up a safe corridor for the delivery of humanitarian supplies to refugees.