المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The convoy of the Eastern Qalamoun reaches its destination after being attacked by loyalists to the regime at one of the checkpoints which injured a number of displaced people

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of the convoy of the Eastern Qalamoun displaced people of fighters and citizens who reject the agreement, which departed Sunday dawn, the 22nd of April 2018, from al-Rahiba to Al-Bab area in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo, where the convoy includes 44 buses carrying about 2500 civilians, fighters and their families, to be transferred then to Afrin area, preparing for settling them down in the are whose residents have been abandoned by the Turkish forces which started Operation “Olive Branch” on the 20th of January 2018, supported by the Syrian opposition factions loyal to Turkey, also displaced people of who were aboard the convoy informed the SOHR that the glass of some busses was smashed by loyalists to the regime at one of the checkpoints of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, while it was passing through Salamiyah area in Hama countryside, which resulted in the fall of wounded.

While a new convoy is expected to depart today from the area of the Eastern Qalamoun, towards Idlib province, and it will carry fighters of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic movement with their families and citizens who reject the agreement, while tens of tanks, armored vehicles, medium and heavy weapons, missiles and ammunition were handed over as one of the items of the agreement, which provides for “the ceasefire and the start to hand over the heavy and medium weapon, the Russian side has to organize the process of displacing the people whose names listed of who refuse the agreement to their destination, the inspection of the convoys for only one time with a Russian policeman on each bus, the carrying of personal luggage, individual weapons and quiver is allowed, while the Russian police have the task of protecting the convoys of the displaced people from their departure until their arrival, the deployment of the military police at the entrances of the cities and prevent the entry of the regime forces into them, and the situations of those who remain inside the city have to be settled, through forming a committee inside the city to complete this step, the formation of a trio committee between those who are in charge of the city and the Russians and the regime with a task of running the affairs of the city and resolve the issues of prisoners and detainees, giving those who defaulted compulsory military service a six-month grace period that can be extended to one year, the surrender of the dissidents within 15 days provided that a special amnesty is issued for them and they have to be given the choice to leave the area in the case of their refusal, the preservation of the property and the rights of the displaced people and not to be touched or seized”

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 3 days ago that a final agreement has been reached between representatives of the Russians and the regime and representatives of the areas of al-Nasriyyeh, Jeroud, al-Atnah, al-Rahiba, al-Sharqi Mountain and Batra Mountain, and in the details obtained by the Observatory: the meeting between that took place between parties of the agreement on Thursday, the 19th of April 2018, led to a full agreement among them, which provides exit of all of who wants to from the factions of the area (Jaysh al-Islam, Ahmad al-Abdu Forces , Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham Movement, Jaysh Osud al-Sharqiyyah, Shuhada’a al-Qaryatayn Brigades, Saraya Ahel al-Sham and members from Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham), in addition to the families of fighters and other civilians who refuse the agreement towards the Syrian north in the coming days, after handing over the medium and heavy weapons.

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