The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The second convoy of the displaced people of the 4 towns in the Eastern Qalamoun reaches its destination in the Syrian North, and anticipations for bringing out a new batch today supposed to be the last one

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of the second convoy of the Eastern Qalamoun displaced people of fighters and citizens, in Qalaat al-Madiq in the north-west of Hama, before this dawn, where a bus exchange took place and the convoy resumed its way towards its final destination in Idlib province and the western sector of Aleppo countryside, and the convoy that departed yesterday evening from the Eastern Qalamoun, includes more than 30 buses and carries 1200 persons at least of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, the Islamic Movement of Ahrar Al-sham and families of the fighters, as well as other civilians who refused the agreement between the representatives of the towns of Jayrud, al-Atnah, Nasiriya, al-Rahiba, al-Sharqi Mountain and Batra Mountain and between the Russians and the regime, in the same context preparations area expected to be carried out this morning to bring out a new batch from the area including the fighters of Jaysh Al-Islam and the forces of Ahmad al-Abd as well as citizens towards the Syrian North, where the batch that will leave the area today, is supposed to by the last one, while those who wants to have their situations settled, will stay, it is noteworthy that the first batch departed yesterday, Saturday, and included about 44 buses with hundreds of fighters, their families and civilians refuse 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”, while 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.