Syrian rebels leave Douma amid outrage over chemical attacks

After a seven-week government offensive has killed over 2,000 and a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40, the Jaish al-Islam rebel group is evacuating Douma.

Syrian rebel fighters are leaving Douma.

A Russian-sponsored deal requires that the Jaish al-Islam rebel group surrender all prisoners before leaving.

The deal comes as international condemnation increases over chemical attacks that claimed the lives of more than 40 people in the Damascus district.


Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.