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Last Residents Evacuated from Fouaa and Kefraya

According to a security source, the evacuation from two militant-besieged towns in Northwestern Syria ended on July 20, after the last 22 buses with residents were allowed to leave for Aleppo.

“This is the fourth motorcade carrying Fua’a and Kafraya residents to checkpoints in Al-Hadher and Al-Eis in Aleppo province and on to a temporary residential center in Jibrin,” the source told Fars News.

The Syrian government agreed with militants this week to evacuate the two towns in Idlib province, with a combined population of over 6,000, in return for the release of 1,500 fighters from Syrian prisons.

HTS militants had halted 22 buses after hundreds of militants declined to leave the government-controlled territory.

Fouaa and Kefraya have been under siege for more than three years. Some 18,000 people were trapped in the area last year, with many dying at the hands of militants or from famine.

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