Reuters: Fighters and residents leave besieged Damascus suburb Daraya
Fighters in the Damascus suburb of Daraya began to leave with their families and other residents under an evacuation deal on Friday, effectively surrendering the town to the government after a gruelling four-year siege.
A Reuters witness saw six buses leaving the town. Footage on state television showed buses driving past a large group of soldiers through streets lined with rubble.
Peeping from the window of one of the vehicles was a small child no older than four or five, too young to remember life before the siege.
Only one shipment of aid has reached the area since the Syrian army surrounded the town in 2012, the U.N. says.
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