A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on May 14, 2018 shows government forces head towards militant positions in the Hajar al-Aswad district on the southern outskirts of Damascus.AFP / SANA / Handout
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Syrian regime forces are in control of the last rebel enclave in Syria's largest province after "overpowering terrorism" following the evacuation of thousands of armed men and civilians, an officer told state-run TV Tuesday.The rebels had agreed to surrender the northern countryside of Homs province to the government under a deal reached in early May.According to the deal, thousands of rebels and civilians who refused to live under government control would be evacuated to other rebel-held areas in the country's north.A Syrian security officer told state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV police began deploying in northern rural Homs, restoring government control.The two-day talks involving both the Syrian regime and the opposition were the ninth round of Syria negotiations held in Kazakhstan to date.
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