Syrian rebels evacuating Homs after cease-fire deal that also calls for them to free prisoners

By Loveday Morris, May 7, 2014

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels began to evacuate their last footholds in the central city of Homs on Wednesday, departing under a deal loaded with poignancy for the opposition.

Hundreds of rebels boarded buses for the countryside north of the city after being allowed safe exit in an agreement confirmed by both sides. Each fighter was allowed to carry one weapon and a bag of belongings.

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