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Despondent militants start evacuation from Homs
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Syria99(47).jpgAn operation to evacuate about 2,000 militants and their families from rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Homs has started under the supervision of the UN.
 
On Wednesday, buses began leaving the Old City under a deal brokered by the United Nations, according to media reports. 
 
Reports say the militants were sad and bitter since they were unable to defeat government troops after two years in the city.
 
At least three buses arrived in rebel-held territory to the north, carrying a number of armed fighters.
 
"Three buses have left, carrying 120 people in total, a mixture of wounded and non-wounded civilians and fighters," Abul Hareth al-Khalidi, a rebel negotiator, said.
 
Homs’ governor also confirmed the launch of the evacuation.
 
It marks the end of any militant presence in the heart of the major city once dubbed the capital of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
 

ISIL terrorists execute FSA militants
    
Meanwhile, the terrorist group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has executed at least four members of a rival militant group, the so-called Free Syria Army (FSA) in eastern Syria.
 
The executions were carried out in the city of Deir ez-Zor on Tuesday, according to Al-Alam.
 
Nearly 200 militants have been killed in the recent infighting between rival terrorist groups in the region.
 
The deadly clashes have forced 60,000 people to escape their towns in the eastern province.
 
The new clashes between the rival militant groups continue to rage despite a recent call by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to stop the infighting and focus on battling the Syrian government.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011.
 

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