Syrian soldiers and people gather in the town of Ayn Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of the capital Damascus, Syria. The Syrian army has captured over 80 percent of Ayn Tarma as the rebels are withdrawing from key areas in Eastern Ghouta. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani/IANS)

A total of 3,708 rebels and their family members evacuated Syria’s Eastern Ghouta area on Sunday … reports Asian Lite News.

Syrian soldiers and people gather in the town of Ayn Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of the capital Damascus, Syria. The Syrian army has captured over 80 percent of Ayn Tarma as the rebels are withdrawing from key areas in Eastern Ghouta. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani/IANS)

A total of 3,708 rebels and their family members evacuated Syria’s Eastern Ghouta area on Sunday, as the second batch to leave areas under the control of Failaq al-Rahman militia, media reporter.

The rebels and members of their families were transported by 52 buses from the outskirts of the town of Arbeen in Eastern Ghouta toward rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria, Xinhua reported.

This is the second batch to leave areas under the control of Failaq al-Rahman, a day after 981 rebels and their families evacuated toward rebel-held areas in Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

The evacuation is part of a recently-reached deal between the rebels and the Syrian army under the Russian mediation.

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