Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

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Published on 21 Apr 2018 View Original

Withdrawal will restore state control over the eastern Qalamoun enclave, some 40 km (25 miles) from Damascus

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi

BEIRUT/AMMAN, April 21 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

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