Hostages leave Syria

BEIRUT – Dozens of hostages released by rebels in Syria’s Douma arrived at Syrian army lines on Monday night, state media said, under a Russian-brokered deal for the fighters to surrender the besieged town.

Scores of rebel fighters and their families also quit the enclave, state TV said, with at least 25 buses shuttling them out through the Wafideen crossing.

They would later go to insurgent territory in the north near the Turkish border, it said.

State news agency SANA said all the remaining hostages in Douma had left on two buses late on Monday.

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