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Syrian Observatory: Fighters from the Islamic State leave an area near Damascus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – A group of Islamic state fighters from the last opposition enclave near the capital Damascus left on Sunday for a withdrawal that would restore control of the region, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported.

Syrian state media did not say anything about an agreement to allow militants to leave the enclave, which is located around the Yarmouk refugee camp.

The official media quoted a Syrian military source as denying on Saturday reaching an agreement.

With the restoration of the Yarmouk pocket, the Syrian government has crushed the last besieged enclave of the opposition in western Syria, although some areas of land on the border with Turkey, Iraq and Jordan remain outside its control.

Observers said the buses entered the enclave after midnight to transport fighters and their families. Buses left for the low-density Badia region, which lies east of the capital.