Approximately 800 terrorists that had rejected to join nationwide peace agreement with the Damascus government left Wadi al-Bardi region along with their families on 20 buses.
They are to be relocated to Idlib province. Wadi al-Bardi region will be declared a completely safe zone in the next few days.
Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Ali Heidar announced that between 2,500 up to 3,000 terrorists are to leave Wadi al-Bardi.
“The number of terrorists leaving the region will likely increase. Evacuation operation of terrorists and their families will last around 48 to 72 hours,” Heidar added.
Media activists on social networks reported that amnesty application requests of a majority of 3,700 militants have been studied and they have been granted government amnesty.
Dissident sources reported on Thursday that the Syrian government and the militant groups in Wadi al-Bardi reached a final agreement for reconciliation in the region after a an hour-long meeting in the town of Deir Muqrin.
Al-Hadath news website quoted the dissident sources as saying on Thursday that based on the agreement, the terrorist groups which did not pledge amnesty from the government had 48 hours to leave Wadi al-Bardi along with their family members towards Idlib.
Meantime, the militants who accepted the reconciliation plan would be granted amnesty. The state bodies and facilities would be back to normal in the region.
Another paragraph of the agreement also underlines that the Syrian army should be deployed in Basimeh and its bases in Wadi al-Bardi, and the residents of Basimeh, al-Fijeh, Afrah and Harirah would return to their homes.
Meantime, the protection and repair units would immediately be sent to Ein al-Fijeh region which hosts the water reservoirs of Damascus.