Evacuation of Rebels From Last Stronghold in Homs Begins

December 9, 2015 9:07 AM

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Dozens of insurgents began evacuating their last stronghold in Syria's central city of Homs Wednesday as part of a local deal with government forces that allows them safe passage to areas in the country's north.

The governor of Homs, Talal Barazzi, told The Associated Press on the outskirts of Waer that at least 320 gunmen are scheduled to leave the district on Wednesday. A few thousand insurgents have been holed up in Waer, which government forces had blockaded for nearly three years, only sporadically all...

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