The first group of terrorists consisting of 450 militants and their family members will leave the region once tens of Green Buses arrive in al-Wa’er to relocate them.
Based on an agreement between the Syrian army and the terrorist groups, supervised by Russia, 1,500 to 2,000 militants will be transferred to Jerablus in the Eastern parts of Aleppo on Saturday.
The next stages of the agreement will be implemented in the next few days.
Governor General of Homs province Talal Barazi said on Tuesday that militants that have refused to lay down arms and join peace with the government will start evacuating al-Wa’er soon.
Barazi said that evacuation of the militants, who have turned down the government’s peace and amnesty offer, will take place in several phases starting on March 18th and under the monitoring of police forces and Red Cross.
He further said that evacuation operation of the militants and their family members to Northern Syria will take 6 to 8 weeks, adding 500 militants and their family members will leave al-Wa’er in each phase of evacuation.
Homs is of strategic importance to the Syrian army and government both as a city and a province as it connects Northern provinces to the South and army’s control over Homs will fully close off the most important communication lines between the terrorists in Southern Syria and their comrades in Northern part of the country.