Hundreds of civilians in a militant-held suburb of the Syrian capital have begun leaving the area under a deal with the government in Damascus.
Some 300 residents began leaving Mouadamiya on Friday, a week after the surrender of neighboring Darayya, one of the longest-standing bastions of militants fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian state television showed footage of families heaving luggage through the streets and buses arriving to take them from Mouadamiya. They will be transported to a temporary housing area in Harjaleh near Damascus, it reported.
The Syrian government forces retook complete control of Darayya last Saturday and struck a deal with the militants there to have them leave peacefully.