Key rebel group cedes stronghold to Syrian forces

A list of 1.5 million people wanted by the Assad regime was leaked to an opposition website

On Sunday, the Syrian government-linked Central Military Media outlet said that once the evacuations are completed, a local council for Douma would be formed with the approval of the central government.

"Saudi Arabia is very interested in our decision, and I said, 'well you want us to stay, maybe you're going to have to pay, '" he told reporters at the White House.

Elsewhere in Syria, Russian and Syrian military officers told rebels in Eastern Qalamoun, about 25 miles northeast of Damascus, they must accept regime rule or leave.

The agreement was reached by the negotiating committee that comprises both civic leaders and representatives of Jaish Al Islam, the rebel faction in control of Douma, according to Reuters news agency.

Another salafist group in Douma, the Jaysh al-Islam, also accepted a deal and will be allowed to leave Douma for Jarabulus with small weapons after the Failaq al-Rahman group is transported to areas in the north western province Idlib still under control of armed groups.

Syria's regime drew closer to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta yesterday as state media reported that fighters began evacuating from the last rebel-held pocket of the former opposition stronghold near Damascus.

Fighters from the Jaish al-Islam group will leave Douma to north Syria, possibly to the city of Jarablus, controlled by Turkish-backed rebels, a Syrian opposition source close to talks held between the group and Russian Federation told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday.

He said the buses leaving Douma on Monday were transporting wounded fighters as a first step in the evacuations.

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The government's initial statements reported two buses, and then four buses, leaving the rebels' last stronghold in the area. In May 2017, the regime secures a "reconciliation" deal for the rebel-held Damascus districts of Barzeh, Qabun and Tishrin.

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The agreement, brokered under the stewardship of Russian Federation, an Assad ally, called for the fighters to abandon their heavy weapons and go to the city of Jarablus on Syria's northern border, which is controlled by Turkish-backed rebels.

"There is still a hardline wing in Jaish al-Islam that refuses the deal", Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

On Sunday, Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reported that a deal had been reachedfor Jaish al-Islam, or Army of Islam, to leave Douma.

"The United States is working every day on the ground and with the global community to help stabilize those areas liberated from ISIS and identify ways to move forward with reconstruction once there has been a peaceful political transition away from (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad", the statement said.

The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in Douma. USA military advisers told NPR's Tom Bowman in February that it will take another two to six months at least to defeat ISIS and then another year to stabilize the area with humanitarian aid.

Douma was one of the earliest centers of the antigovernment demonstrations that swept through the country in March 2011.

A resident reached by phone described a sense of foreboding among those still in the besieged city. "Very soon, very soon, we're coming out", Trump said. "We refuse to be forcibly displaced and demographic change in Eastern Ghouta".

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