People exit rebel-held area in Syrian peace deal: monitor

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 1:25 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of people left the last insurgent-held area in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday under a local peace deal between the government and insurgents, a group monitoring the war said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the first bus had left the area and that around 750 people were expected to leave the western city during the day.

That number will include scores of fighters and civilians, with priority given to women, children and the severely wounded, the Observatory's head Rami Abdulrahman said.

(Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Nick Macfie)