Evacuation Deal of Saraya Ahl al-Sham from Arsal's Outskirts Delayed

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An agreement deal reportedly set to see the evacuation of rebels and displaced Syrians from the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal to Syria's East al-Qalamoun has been delayed, the National News Agency reported Saturday.

Saraya Ahl al-Sham rebel groups and displaced Syrians were set to evacuate Arsal's outskirts, but the deal was delayed when the militants insisted on using their (military) vehicles to move to Syria, NNA said.

The Lebanese side is working on overcoming the obstacle, added the news agency.

Quoting Hizbullah's War Media outlet, VDL (93.3) said: “Implementation of the agreement to move fighters of Saraya Ahl al-Sham and displaced Syrians from Arsal's outskirts to the eastern Qalamon has been delayed because of a logistical problem related to their transfer.”

As part of the deal between Hizbullah, the Lebanese negotiator General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, and the rebel group, the fighters are supposed to head to the government-held town of Ruhaiba, about 50 kilometers northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus where they will benefit from an amnesty by the regime and return to normal life.

The evacuation deal follows a military offensive by Hizbullah fighters and Syrian troops during which they captured border areas between the two countries and left hundreds of Nusra fighters besieged in a small rugged mountainous area.

The fighting ended with a ceasefire and an exchange deal that saw the release of three Hizbullah hostages captured by Nusra.

Comments 5
Missing humble 12 August 2017, 10:52

All terrorists end up in Hell....

Thumb galaxy 12 August 2017, 11:48

Anything with 'Saraya' in it means it is owned and operated by hezbollah and iran. Saraya Ahl al-Sham is a hezbollah formed and armed group brought in be the sectarian terrorist militia to fight the Syrian rebels. Similar in context and objective to the Resistance Brigades in Lebanon.

Thumb s.o.s 12 August 2017, 14:02

it's shabat; the houthians never show up till much later in the afternoon as they're observing their sacred day on the Guam timezone.

Thumb roflmfao 12 August 2017, 19:10

Hundreds of Nusra fighters? Come on, they were more like..

Thumb janoubi 12 August 2017, 19:21

Saraya Ahl al-Sham are allies of Hezbollah and the syrian regime, so what's the big deal here?