Rebels and their family members are continuing to evacuate from Eastern Ghouta to rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib.

A total of 25 buses carrying 1,807 rebels and their families evacuated from multiple towns and villages in Eastern Ghouta and moving to Idlib, under a recently-reached deal mediated by Russia with the Syrian government.

Eastern Ghouta, a 105-square-KM agricultural region consisting of several towns, poses the last threat to the capital due to its proximity to the government-controlled neighborhoods on the east side of Damascus, which has often come under rebel mortar attacks.

Four major rebel groups are currently positioned inside eastern Ghouta, namely the Islam Army, Failaq Al-Rahman, Ahrar Al-Sham and the Levant Liberation Committee, known as the Al-Qaida-linked NUSRA front.

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