Civil defense members inspect a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Sheikh Meskeen near Deraa, Syria December 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir)
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A deal to evacuate ISIS fighters and other militants was halted Saturday one day after the death of powerful Syrian rebel chief Zahran Alloush, who was killed in an airstrike claimed by the government.Al-Manar had reported Friday that 18 buses, accompanied by United Nations vehicles and Syrian government security personnel, had headed to besieged southern Damascus areas to transfer ISIS and Al-Qaeda-Affiliate Nusra Front rebels to areas in Bir al-Qasab in Reef Dimashq after laying down their heavy arms and ammunition.The three southern districts have been under a crippling government siege for more than two years.
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