Over 460 militants leave Homs’ al-Waer within 10th group

Homs, SANA – More than 2600 gunmen and members of their families left al-Waer neighborhood in Homs on Tuesday in the framework of implementing the reconciliation agreement in the neighborhood and in a preparation for announcing the city of Homs clear of all armed manifestations.

SANA reporter said that the evacuation of the 10th group of militants and some of their family members who rejected the reconciliation agreement was completed on Tuesday.

He added that this is the penultimate group and it included the evacuation of 2613 persons, more than 460 of whom are militants, via 58 buses towards Idleb, noting that the process was carried out under the supervision of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), Russian Military Police and the Internal Security Forces.

In parallel to the departure of the militants, the legal status of 428 persons from al-Waer neighborhood has been settled in the framework of the implementation of the reconciliation agreement and under the Amnesty Decree No. 15 for 2016.

The reporter pointed out that by the evacuation of the 10th group of militants, the neighborhood will become almost fully cleansed of all armed manifestations, as the remaining gunmen are scheduled to be evacuated by next Saturday in preparation for the return of the state institutions to the neighborhood.

Since the start of the evacuation process last March, dozens of family members of militants have returned back to al-Waer neighborhood from camps in Jarabulus and Idleb, fleeing the bad humanitarian and health conditions there.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said

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