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Four communities in Syria’s Homs province liberated from militants

May 16, 10:14 UTC+3 AL-HAZBI

The communities of Al-Hazbi, Deir Foul, Izeddin and Al-Ghantu in the eastern part of the Homs province in Syria were liberated from militants

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AL-HAZBI /Syria/, May 16. /TASS/. The communities of Al-Hazbi, Deir Foul, Izeddin and Al-Ghantu in the eastern part of the Homs province in Syria were liberated from militants and put under control of the country’s lawful government, TASS reports from the venue.

National flags were hoisted in these communities. The Russian military police and units of the Syrian Armed Forces are keeping order on the liberated territories.

The withdrawal of the militants and the release of the territories became possible based on the agreements reached by the Russian Reconciliation Center for the Opposing sides in Syria. The militants remaining there are leaving the area through humanitarian corridors near the communities of al-Rastan and al-Huri. In the next days they and their families will be taken to the Idlib province in the north of the country.

The most part of the Idlib province has been under control of various armed opposition groups since May 2015. In the following years militants who decided to lay down arms under strikes of the Syrian government forces were taken to these territories through humanitarian corridors. So, in late 2016 about 30,000 people were taken from Aleppo to Idlib during the liberation of this city. In this past February - April a similar operation was carried out in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. More than 165,000 people left the area during the operation, 65,300 of whom already returned to their homes.

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