Fighters Evacuated From Besieged Syria Town Reach Rebel City


Fighters evacuated from besieged Syria town reach rebel city

BEIRUT, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -27th Augst,2016) - A first group of rebels and their families evacuated from the Syrian town of Daraya after four years of government siege have reached opposition-held territory, a monitor said on Saturday.

At least five buses carrying fighters and their families arrived in the rebel-held city of Idlib in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The arrivals were the first since the evacuation of the town just outside Damascus began on Friday under an agreement between the government and the rebels. Daraya had been ravaged by constant bombardment by the army and the long years of siege that saw just a single food aid convoy reach the town since late 2012.