After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

August 26, 2016 3:52 PM

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After four years of siege and bombardment, the evacuation is underway of civilians and rebels from embattled Daraya, southwest of Syria's capital Damascus.

Rebels and the government struck an agreement to hand over control of the city in exchange for safe passage. Under the terms of the deal, about 4,000 civilians will be transported to temporary accommodation outside of Damascus. Approximately 700 fighters will head to rebel-held Idlib after surrender...

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