Syrian rebel fighters arrive to a government-held area at the entrance of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, on March 25, 2018, after a deal was struck with the rebels to evacuate the town. (AFP / LOUAI BESHARA)
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Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians were bussed out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus Sunday after rebels agreed to leave several towns and villages after years of siege and weeks of heavy bombardment.Close to 900 people were evacuated from the southernmost of three eastern Ghouta pockets on Sunday, according to state-affiliated al-Ikhbariya TV, following some 1,000 fighters, family members, and other civilians who departed late Saturday, as reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Rebels began evacuating another pocket of eastern Ghouta on Thursday. Some 7,000 people left the town of Harasta, bound for the rebel-held Idlib province in northern Syria.
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