Families of ISIS fighters to leave southern Damascus in U.N. deal: monitor




 
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Families of ISIS fighters to leave southern Damascus in U.N. deal: monitor
 
December 24th, 2015  
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Topic: Families of ISIS fighters to leave southern Damascus in U.N. deal: monitor


Families of ISIS fighters to leave southern Damascus in U.N. deal: monitor
Hundreds of families of Islamic State militants and some injured fighters are expected to leave rebel-held areas of southern Damascus under a UN-brokered deal, a monitoring group said on Thursday. Safe passage would be given from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk on the outskirts of Damascus and neighboring Hajar al Aswad, said Rami Abdulraham, head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The families and some fighters will be taken to Raqqa in northern Syria, the stronghold of the militant Sunni Islamist group, and other IS-controlled areas over several months, eventually ending the group's presence near the capital.

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