Syria regime reaches deal for rebels to quit Douma: SANA

Damascus (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 on Sunday.

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.