Rebels start evacuating Homs under truce

  • In a ceasefire deal with the government, Syrian rebels have starting evacuating the last district that is under their control in the city of Homs. As per media reports, those who are leaving al-Wair will now be traveling to areas under the control of rebels in Idlib province. As per the truce, the entire city will return to the government of Syria, a boost for Bashar al-Assad, president of the country.