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Two Syrian villages which have been besieged by rebels for three years are being emptied of their inhabitants, following a deal between the two sides.

Around 6,000 people will leave the majority Shia villages of Fuaa and Kafraya

'Deal reached' to evacuate two besieged pro-regime Syria towns

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'Deal reached' to evacuate two besieged pro-regime Syria towns

Thousands of people will be evacuated from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria in exchange for the release of prisoners held in government jails.

Syria strikes kill 15 civilians in Idlib

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Syria strikes kill 15 civilians in Idlib

Fifteen civilians, including four children, were killed in Russian airstrikes in north Syria.

Syria deal sees captives released, militants evacuate capital districts

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Syria deal sees captives released, militants evacuate capital districts

Over three dozen Syrians held for years by al-Qaeda-linked insurgents have been released as part of a deal to hand over areas around Damascus ...

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more than just words, writes James Snell.

Imogen Lambert

Syrian rebels face fight on at least three fronts

Comment: As the US increases support to Kurds fighting IS, 'de-escalation zones' could be used to obliterate opposition forces who are fighting ...

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Syrian prisoners freed by regime under evacuation deal

The release marks the first phase of an agreement between rebels and the regime to free 750 detainees as part of a deal to evacuate civilians ...

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Kidnapped Qataris released in Iraq after 16 month ordeal

A complicated deal including Qatari hunters, millions of dollars, and civilians in besieged towns in Syria has ended with the release of the ...

Syria evacuees on the move again after two-day halt Syria evacuees on the move again after two-day halt

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Syria evacuees on the move again after two-day halt

Civilians and fighters resume evacuations after spending two nights at a marshalling point where a suicide bomber killed 126 people on Saturday.

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Syrian forced evacuations resume following Rashideen massacre

Hundreds of civilians left their homes in Syrian towns on Wednesday, as part of a series of deals between the regime and rebels to abandon ...

How Syrians came together to rescue evacuee massacre survivors

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How Syrians came together to rescue evacuee massacre survivors

Images have emerged of pro-rebel journalists and aid workers helping rescue survivors of Saturday's deadly blast that targeted civilians ...

Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

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Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

More than 3,000 Syrians are expected to be evacuated Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer that was briefly stalled the day ...

Rebels condemn deadly bomb attack on Syria 'pro-government' evacuees

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Rebels condemn deadly bomb attack on Syria 'pro-government' evacuees

Ahrar al-Sham condemn the attack that targeted civilians from pro-government villages as 'cowardly', denying any involvement, as death toll ...

Syrian regime empties rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals' Syrian regime empties rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

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Syrian regime empties rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticised population transfer that reflects the ...

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Syrian regime depopulates rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticised population transfer that reflects the relentless segregation of Syrian society

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Besieged Syrian towns evacuated as huge population swap begins

Dozens of buses arrive in four besieged Syrian towns to begin an evacuation deal which will see tens of thousands of people moved.

The New Arab

Evacuation of four besieged Syria towns 'delayed'

A deal to evacuate more than 30,000 people from the towns of Fuaa, Kafraya, Madaya and Zabadani on Tuesday has been delayed over ...

The New Arab

Deal reached for besieged areas in Syria

Evacuation of two rebel-held and two regime-held areas expected to begin next week after a deal was reportedly brokered by Qatar and Iran.

Syrian regime forces launch new assault on Wadi Barada

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Syrian regime forces launch new assault on Wadi Barada

Syrian opposition media have reported a pro-regime forces launched an offensive on the Wadi Barada valley near Damascus, with an Iranian general ...

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Last Aleppo evacuations expected 'within hours'

Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued Thursday morning with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end ...

Last civilians, rebels leaving Aleppo amid heavy snowstorm

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Last civilians, rebels leaving Aleppo amid heavy snowstorm

Nearly 30,000 civilians and rebels have left the one-time opposition stronghold of east Aleppo since Thursday as Syrian regime forces take full ...

Syrian regime warns last rebels to 'quit Aleppo'

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Syrian regime warns last rebels to 'quit Aleppo'

Syrian regime troops have used megaphones to urge the last remaining rebels and civilians to leave besieged Aleppo as the army prepares to take ...

Thousands leave East Aleppo as UN readies to vote

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Thousands leave East Aleppo as UN readies to vote

Buses have started taking thousands of Syrians out of besieged East Aleppo as the UN prepares for a vote on bringing observers to oversee the ...

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