Fourth Rebel Convoy Leaves Al-Waer Under Government Evacuation Deal

A fourth convoy of rebel fighters and their families began leaving al-Waer neighborhood in Homs on Saturday, April 8, according to activist media sources, as part of a deal that the Syrian government claims will help end fighting in the area.

The Homs Media Center said rebels and their families were leaving for the rebel-held area of Jarabulus in Aleppo.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that about 400 rebels with their families would be evacuated from al-Waer in the same day.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the fourth convoy, citing local sources.

The agreement, reached on Monday, March 13, came after a month of escalated shelling of the neighborhood by pro-regime forces. Credit: YouTube/Smart via Storyful