TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The evacuation of the fourth batch of terrorists and their families from southern districts of Damascus to northern Syria is underway, a report said.
On Sunday, 22 buses transported hundreds of the terrorists and their families from Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem towns under the supervision of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), SANA reported.
The buses exited from the three towns via Beit Sahem corridor after they were thoroughly inspected.
On Thursday and Friday, the first and second batch of the militants were evacuated from the areas, respectively.
Since February, the Syrian army backed by Russia, has been engaged in a major military push to cleanse Damascus and the surrounding areas of terrorist groups.
In parallel with the ongoing operation, the government has sought to strike evacuation deals with the militants holed up in the suburban areas around the capital in an effort to decrease the fighting and protect the civilians caught up there.
Such deals usually allow the militants who lay down arms and accept the state rule to stay in the area with their families.
In a significant victory early last month, the Syrian army managed to fully liberate the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, which had long been controlled by militant groups and served as a launch pad for deadly rocket attacks against residents and civilian infrastructure in the capital.
Government forces then went for the districts located south of Damascus, including Yarmouk, which hosts a Palestinian refugee camp.
The camp was held by Daesh Takfiri terror group as well as militants with the so-called Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, al-Qaeda’s former affiliate in Syria.
However, those terrorists are in the middle of pulling out of Yarmouk together with their families as part of a similar withdrawal deal with the government.