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Syrian Rebels Evacuate Damascus Suburb in Deal With Government

Hundreds of insurgents and their families have left two rebel-held towns on the northern outskirts of Damascus, residents and fighters said, under a deal with the government which is pushing its opponents to rebel areas further from the Syrian capital. The evacuation happened after the army gave community leaders in Qudsiya and Al-Hama — that had enjoyed relative calm under local truces — an ultimatum to get several hundred fighters out of their towns or face a wide-scale assault. The...

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