Busloads of Syrians, including rebel fighters, leave the last rebel-held area of Homs city under a rare truce agreeement. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Busloads of Syrians, including rebel fighters, left the last insurgent-held area of Homs on Wednesday (December 9) under a reconciliation deal between the government and insurgents. The agreement will see them resettled in rebel-held areas in northern Syria. The truce means the entire city will be under government control. Witnesses saw 15 buses leave Waer district of Homs. Homs governor Talal al-Barazi told reporters 300 fighters were on board, together with 400 members of their families. The fighters took with them light weapons, he said. The United Nations is presiding over implementation of the deal, which was agreed directly between the Syrian sides. Homs was a centre of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.