Russia’s FAN Federal News agency reports on the first day of the operation during which 2.500 militants of the terror organizations Jabhat al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar al-Sham and members of their families will be evacuated from Syrian Homs.
On Monday, the Iranian news source PressTV reported that “Syria militants reach Homs evacuation deal with government”
“Foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants have reached an agreement with the Syrian government for the imminent evacuation of civilians and extremists from the western Syrian city of Homs.
Provincial Governor Talal Barrazi said the militants would be allowed to leave al-Waer neighborhood in Homs, located 162 kilometers north of the capital, Damascus, under a Russia-backed deal signed on Monday.
Barrazi added that the deal would be carried out within six to eight weeks, with the first group leaving on Friday.
The militants who renounce violence can stay in Homs and benefit from an amnesty law issued by President Bashar al-Assad, he added.
Al-Waer is the last militant-held neighborhood in Homs. It is home to about 75,000 people and has been under a government siege since 2013.”
The so-called Homs Media Center has said that between 10,000-15,000 people would leave in groups over the coming weeks. The initial batch would reportedly include about 1,500 people.”