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OVER 1,500 OPPOSITION GUNMEN, FAMILIES LEAVE AL-WA’R AREA IN SYRIA’S HOMS – AGENCY

AMMAN, May 1 (NNN-KUNA) -- Over 1,500 opposition gunmen and some of their families' left Al-Wa'r neighborhood in the city of Homs, part of a reconciliation deal between Syrian government and opposition to reinstate State institutions in the area, Homs Governor said Sunday.

Talal Barazi was quoted by SANA news agency as saying 29 buses carrying 463 gunmen and around 1,185 members of their families headed towards Idlib.

The evacuation of opposition and their families took place under supervision of the Syrian Red Crescent, security forces and Russian military police, he said.

Barazi said the conciliation agreement was implemented according to the timetable set by the two parties. He anticipated the last group to leave Al-Wa'r by mid-May.

He said many of Al-Wa'r locals who were forced to leave their homes, have been returning to their area.

Barazi said teams from electricity, water and communications departments were working around Al-Wa'r and would move inside the neighborhood following full evacuation of gunmen.

Major-General Khaled Helal, Homs Police Commander, said preparation was underway to enter Al-Wa'r neighborhood following full evacuation.

Al-Wa'r is Homs' last neighborhood under opposition control.

Source: NAM News Network