Swap deal reported to be taking place in besieged Syrian towns

December 28, 2015 9:11 AM

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(CNN)More than 100 Syrian rebel fighters are being allowed to safely leave a besieged town outside Damascus as part of a U.N.-supported deal.

The Sunni fighters are being given safe passage out of Zabadani, near the border with Lebanon, in exchange for hundreds of Shiite residents being able to exit two besieged towns in northern Syria.

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