April 8, 2018 / 12:46 PM / in 3 months

Jaish al-Islam to leave Douma in return for releasing prisoners - state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An agreement has been reached to release all prisoners held by Syrian rebels controlling the eastern Ghouta city of Douma in return for the fighters’ leaving the city, Syrian state television reported on Sunday, citing an official source.

According to the agreement, Jaish al-Islam fighters will leave Douma for the northern city of Jarablus, near the borders with Turkey, within 48 hours, the source added.

There was no immediate comment from Jaish al-Islam.

Reporting by Dahlia Nehme; editing by Larry King

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