1st batch of al-Waer’s displaced population reaches al-Bab
Orient Net 2017-03-19 05:19:00
The first batch of the displaced population of Homs’ al-Waer neighborhood reached early on Sunday to the liberated northeastern city of al-Bab, Orient News correspondents said.
The 40-bus convoy, which left al-Waer neighborhood Saturday at noon, travelled from Homs heading north to reach its final destination in the town of Jarablus, on the Syria-Turkey border.
On Saturday, 40 buses with around 2000 Syrians on board left al-Waer. The whole process will be completed within the coming weeks as other batches will head to Homs northern countryside and Idlib, according to activists.
Homs, the country’s third-largest city, was once the center of the uprising against Bashar Assad. Throughout Assad war, now at the end of its sixth year, wide parts of the city were held by opposition but Assad terrorists reoccupied all areas except for al-Waer.