Deal struck for rebels, civilians to quit Syria's Daraya

August 26, 2016 8:04 AM

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DAMASCUS (AFP) - Thousands of rebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under an accord struck on Thursday (Aug 25), state news agency Sana said.

“Seven hundred armed men with their personal weapons will leave Daraya to head to the (rebel-controlled) city of Idlib, while thousands of men and women with their families will be taken to reception centres,” it said.

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