Fighters and Civilians to Leave Syrian Town After Four-Year Siege
The aid convoys are already rolling in. Darayya has been under siege by government forces since 2012, meaning entrenched rebel groups Ajnad al-Sham and the Martyrs of Islam didn’t have much choice about signing a deal. Now 8,000 civilians and 800 rebels will be given passage out of the city as the Syrian government takes control. The civilian residents of the Damascus suburb will be relocated to government shelters and the rebels will move on to Idlib, a city held by a rebel coalition.