The rebels have been negotiating with Russian Federation, a key ally of Mr Assad, for days on an agreement to evacuate Douma.
In a first wave of the evacuations from Douma under the deal, more than 1,100 people - Jaish al-Islam fighters and family members - set off late Monday to the rebel-held town of Jarabulus in northern Syria, state news agency SANA said.
Jaish al-Islam, which has been defending the eastern Ghouta town of Douma against a ferocious onslaught by Russian-backed Assad regime forces, has not confirmed the agreement with the regime.
The U.S., however, became involved in Syria's seven-year civil war before the rise of ISIS and supported various insurgent groups trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad beginning 2011.
A rebel faction trapped by Syrian government forces outside the capital agreed to evacuate to northern Syria on Sunday as talks continued over lifting the siege against the town of Douma, where tens of thousands of civilians await relief.
In the past few weeks, Russia-backed evacuation deals have seen more than 46,000 people - fighters and civilians - board buses with scant belongings to be driven to the northwestern province of Idlib, which is largely outside government control.
Pope Francis called yesterday for an end to "carnage" in Syria and "reconciliation" in the Middle East in his Easter message.
In a speech delivered by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson barely two months ago, the administration publicly declared its intention to stay in Syria more or less indefinitely, not merely to ensure the final destruction of ISIS, but to achieve the longstanding goal of USA imperialist policy in the country, the ouster of the Assad regime, which is allied to Iran and Russian Federation, and its replacement by a U.S. puppet. He asked that "provisions be made to facilitate access to the aid so urgently needed by our brothers and sisters, while also ensuring fitting conditions for the return of the displaced" to Syria.
Now that the Islamists have lost 98 per cent of the ground they once held, according to the Pentagon, Mr Trump last week told supporters it is nearly time to bring the 2,000 or so United States troops home from Syria.
After a six-week blitz the only remaining scrap of rebel-held territory centres on the main town of Douma, but Moscow-brokered talks over a possible evacuation have stalled as the group controlling it has pledged to stay put.
In the spring of 2015, it held a massive military parade that included thousands of opposition fighters marching in formation and a striking display of tanks and armored vehicles at the doors of the Syrian capital. 'Choice of dying or leaving' More than 4,000 people left the devastated town of Harasta last week under a deal with the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group.
The unit of the powerful Lebanese Shia militia that has been fighting with the Syrian army said among the terms of the deal was setting up a Syrian government-approved local council to run the city's affairs after rebels withdraw.
A council member of Douma in Eastern Ghouta has said reports of a deal to surrender the opposition-controlled town to the Syrian government are not true.
Faylaq al Rahman did not have a significant presence in the Douma.
"Of course I would rather leave".
"I want to get out, I want to bring the troops back home, I want to start rebuilding our nation", Trump said Tuesday during a news conference at the White House with leaders of Baltic nations.
The phone is made for selfie-takers, as it features a 16-megapixel selfie camera with Carl Zeiss optics and 1080p video recording. HMD Global is all set to launch its three new phones in India today- Nokia 8 Sirocco , Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 (2018 ).
The Trump administration popularised the term Indo-Pacific instead of Asia-Pacific to corner China in its own backyard. The India-US-Japan trilateral dialogue was started in 2011 when Hillary Clinton was the US secretary of state.
The funding appeal came a day after several children were among those killed in a strike on the rebel-held port of Hodeida. Riyadh has repeatedly accused the Houthis of acting as a proxy force for Shia Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-foe in the region.
King Edward VII is the private hospital of choice for the royal family and has been treating members of the monarchy for decades. Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: "The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation".
Ferguson is the most recent one to pull out, tearing his LCL and forcing him to miss Saturday's main event at UFC 223 in Brooklyn. He was fighting in the 145-lb weight class and will be fighting in the 155-lb weight class.
The service will be integrated into a "re-imagined" version of the ESPN app , Disney says in a note with more details on content. On the MLB front, there'll be an ESPN + MLB game every day throughout the regular season, for a total of more than 180 games.
A CH-53E Super Stallion, used mainly for heavy lifting of military equipment, comes down near El Centro, close to Mexico's border. The names of the crewmembers will be withheld until 24 hours after their relatives are notified, the Miramar base said.
MI pulled away late to be beat Loyola 69-57, and then the Wildcats blew out the Jayhawks 95-79 in a game that was never close . The Wildcats have won two titles in 1985 and 2016, while falling in 1971, so this will be their fourth appearance.
Tell your health care providers about the possible link between your symptoms and synthetic cannabinoid use. The Illinois Department of Public Health is confirming a second death linked to synthetic cannabinoids .
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