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Syrian rebels leave quneitra

Syrian rebels leave quneitra
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Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday.

Buses transporting both rebels and civilians fearing persecution began leaving the province in another major victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

The move will see occupants of Queneitra province leave for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores Assad's control of the frontier.

With a Russian-backed government offensive closing in, rebels were given the choice to either accept the return of state rule or leave to Idlib province in the north.