Buses entered the city of Moadamiya al-Sham in the Damascus countryside on Wednesday morning to transport opposition fighters and their families who rejected the “reconciliation” deal struck recently between the regime delegation and the city’s residents.
The Moadamiya al-Sham media center recently published images of citizens gathering in the city with buses entering to transport them toward Idleb.
The images showed the residents and opposition fighters boarding the buses as they waited for permission for the vehicles to exit the city.
Media activist Omar Hajj Qadour, who is from the Idleb countryside, told Alsouria Net that so far none of these buses had reached Qanat al-Modayaq, the last area of regime checkpoints in the Hama countryside.
About 2,500 people will be transported to Idleb, according to information published by media activists in the Damascus countryside.
The Assad regime has previously made a number of deals with opposition representatives with the aim of expelling residents from cities upon which it is imposing a suffocating siege.
Syrian opposition members believe the regime’s aim is to impose a policy of demographic change and forced displacement in the areas that had mobilized against it, especially in the Damascus countryside and Homs.
The regime has previously expelled residents of Daraya, Qudsaya, and Al-Hamah in the Damascus countryside, in addition to the residents of the Waer district in Homs.
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