Months after a UN-brokered deal that allowed the civilian to flee, Syria’s military has reached a deal with rebel fighters allowing the rebels to also withdraw from Homs’ Old City neighborhood.
Homs was once a rebel hotbed, but the military had retaken most of it, leaving the Old City the last part untaken. While the military didn’t seem to be able the neighborhood over, they were shelling it constantly.
Several car bombings in and around Homs have killed large numbers of people in recent weeks, underscoring why leaving the neighborhood as a surrounded rebel enclave not an option.
Under the deal, the rebels will be allowed to leave the neighborhood without fighting, and move north into rebel-held regions beyond that.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Al-Qaeda Fighters Kill 22 Syrian Troops Near Idlib - November 16th, 2018
- US Opposes UNGA Resolution Calling on Israel to Return Golan Heights - November 16th, 2018
- US to Accuse Iran of Capacity to Violate Chemical Weapons Ban - November 16th, 2018
- Israel Coalition Falters as Netanyahu Takes Top Positions - November 16th, 2018
- Report: CIA Concludes Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi's Murder - November 16th, 2018