Some 300 Jabhat Fatah al Sham Terrorists to Leave Syrian Beit Jinn Area - Source

© AP Photo / Hassan AmmarIn this May 18, 2017, photo, a Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria.
In this May 18, 2017, photo, a Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. - Sputnik International
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DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – As many as 300 militants of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terror group (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front, banned in Russia) and their families are set to leave the area of Syria's southern town of Beit Jinn on Friday and head to Idlib, a source in the Syrian security sources told Sputnik.

This is the first stage of militants' leaving this area of the country.

"Before leaving, the militants blew up their headquarters and burned down everything that was inside them. They also destroyed the cemetery, damaging graves," the source said.

The source also noted that the buses that would take the militants to Idlib, as well as the vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent, were waiting in the southwestern suburb of Damascus.

READ MORE: Russian MoD: Syrian Armed Opposition Not Fighting Nusra Terrorists

The militants' withdrawal was supposed to start on Thursday but was delayed.

Earlier this year, Syrian authorities and militant groups in various parts of the country reached agreements, where militants and their families would leave particular areas in stages with a guaranteed safe passage, courtesy of Syrian government troops.

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