Damascus, Apr 8 (AFP) Syria’s government has reached an agreement for rebels to leave their battered holdout of Douma for an opposition-held town in the country’s north, state media reported today.

The official news agency SANA, citing a government source, said the agreement would see “the departure of all so-called Jaish al-Islam terrorists to Jarablus within 48 hours”.

It came a day after a reported chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Douma, which Syria and its ally Russia have strongly denied. (AFP) MRJ MRJ

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.