About 5,500 members of Faylaq ar-Rahman and their family members left the Damascus subrub of Eastern Ghouta on March 25 and were taken to the Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The militants left the settlement of Ebreen was carried out under the agreement between the group’s leaders and the Syrian government with help of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria.
“Some 5,453 militants and their family members were evacuated via a humanitarian corridor on March 25 in 81 buses to the Idlib province,” the Russian military said.
In total, 6,441 militants and their family members have been evacuated from Ebreen to Idlib.
Separately, 4,979 militants [Ahrar al-Sham members] and their family members were evacuated from the area of Harasta to Idlib on March 25.
The Russian military added that a total of 103,606 people have been evacuated from Eastern Ghouta with the assistance of the Russian reconciliation center since the implementation of the daily humanitarian pause in Eastern Ghouta.
Over the past three days, 13,190 militants and their family members have been evacuated from Eastern Ghouta. Faylaq al-Rahman also released 26 Syrian service members and civilians under the evacuation agreement
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam is not surrendering the strategic town of Douma, the militant group’s leader Mohammad ‘Alloush stated this evening.
Rumors began to surface on Monday that Jaysh Al-Islam was planning to handover Douma to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), following their latest piece talks with the Russian military.
However, ‘Alloush was quick to quash the rumors, adding that any claim about Jaysh Al-Islam surrendering Douma is “a lie devoid of truth.”
The militant is currently in full control of Douma, a town that has been their stronghold since the start of the Syrian War.