The final convoy from Harasta reaches the outskirts of Idlib province and Al-Rahman Corps prepares to depart and catch up with them to the same destination • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The final convoy from Harasta reaches the outskirts of Idlib province and Al-Rahman Corps prepares to depart and catch up with them to the same destination

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of the second and final batch of the displaced people of Harasta to Qalaat al-Madiq town in the north-western countryside of Hama today morning, where the convoy includes tens of buses include about 3200 persons aboard, they are hundreds of fighters and hundreds of civilians of their families and of those who reject the agreement of Ahrar al-Sham with the regime, thus, the number of people displaced from Harasta city and those who reject the agreement of Ahrar al-Sham with the regime in the last 48 hours, reached about 4700 they are more than 1300 fighters and hundreds of civilians of their families and of those who reject the agreement including about 2500 children and citizen women.

In the same context, preparations are taking place in Arbin and Zamalka for the exit from this remaining enclave of Al-Rahman Corps, towards the Syrian North, where the destination will be to the Syrian North, according to the agreement which has taken place with Al-Rahman Corps with a full Russian guarantee, which provided on the immediate start of transfer of ill and injured people to the hospitals in the capital Damascus or Russian field hospitals -via the Red Crescent- with Russian guarantee that they would not be pursued by the regime, and they will be chosen between returning to Ghouta or moving to the Syrian north after the end their treatment, and the exit of fighters with their small arms and families and civilians who want to go the Syrian north, and the exit of fighters and civilians and with their belongings, devices, documents and money without being searched, and for those who choose to stay Russia will ensure that they are not pursued by the regime forces, also points for the Russian military police will be deployed within cities and towns of the Eastern Ghouta and Jobar neighborhood, while the starting point will be Arbin city and the reaching point will Qalaat al-Madiq, and the areas from which Rahman Corps will withdraw from are Arbin, Zamalka, Jobar and Ein Tarma, and this complete exit of the Islamic Movement of Ahrar Al-Sham from the Eastern Ghouta; following a military operation started by the regime forces and led by Russian officers and advisors and supported by Syrian and non-Syrian gunmen, on the 25th of February 2018, which ended by final negotiation with Ahrar Al-Sham movement, which ended by their exit on the 23rd of March from Harasta but it still controls Hazza and Ein Tarma, while that enabled the regime forces to expand their control to about 90.5% of the factions’ controlled areas in the Eastern Ghouta.