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Syria's Ghouta Evacuees reach opposition-held Idlib

New evacuation in Syria
Syria's Ghouta Evacuees reach opposition-held Idlib
Hundreds of opposition fighters evacuated by the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's regime from their Eastern Ghouta bastion arrived in opposition-held Idlib province on Friday, Al Arabiya quoted a monitor as saying.

The buses entered the northwestern province after the evacuations on Thursday from the opposition-held town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Eastern Ghouta’s opposition still hold only the town of Douma, under the control of Jaish al-Islam, and another pocket that includes Ein Terma, Arbin and Zamalka, under the control of Failaq al-Rahman.

On Thursday, Ahrar al-Sham opposition fighters withdrew from what had been a third rebel-held enclave in eastern Ghouta, the town of Harasta. They were put on government buses and driven to an opposition-held area of northern Syria.

A second group of fighters is expected to leave Harasta on Friday.

The Observatory said air strikes also hit the Jaish al-Islam-controlled town of Douma on Friday and there were clashes on the ground between the opposition and pro-government forces.