Deal Reached to End Long Siege of Damascus Suburb: Rebel Leader, Locals

August 26, 2016 8:04 AM

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Deal Reached to End Long Siege of Damascus Suburb: Rebel Leader, Locals

AMMAN — Rebels and Syria's army agreed a deal on Thursday to evacuate all residents and insurgents from the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, a rebel leader said, ending one of the longest stand-offs in the five-year conflict.

Syria's army has surrounded rebels and civilians and blocked food deliveries in Daraya since 2012, regularly bombing the area just 4 miles from President Bashar al Assad's seat of power.

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