Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity

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Thousands of rebels, their families and other civilians have already departed other parts of eastern Ghouta for Idlib province, another insurgent-held area of northern Syria.

"China will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Syria through bilateral cooperation with the Syrian government or global organisations", Qi said on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that monitors the country's war through a network of sources, reported that there were divisions within Jaysh al-Islam, with many fighters unwilling to leave Douma.

The Russian Defense Ministry and Syrian rebel fighters struck a deal on Sunday for the Jaish al Islam, the biggest fighting group in the Damascus suburbs of eastern Ghouta, to leave the area for the opposition-controlled north.

A total of 2,963 militants and their families have evacuated Douma in three batches over the past few days under a deal concluded between the Islam Army and the Syrian government forces under Russia's mediation.

It is also unclear whether all of the Army of Islam fighters have agreed to leave and how long the evacuations will take. Syrian government forces responded by putting the town and other suburbs around Damascus under siege, bombing hospitals and residential areas, and blocking the entry of food and medical relief.

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Local leaders say 70 percent of Raqqa's buildings are destroyed or damaged and the city is riddled with unexploded bombs, grenades, and explosive traps set by IS.

Since February 19, more than 1,600 people have been killed in attacks by the regime and its allies in eastern Ghouta, according to local civil-defence sources.

More than 40,000 Syrian rebels and their family members have relocated to rebel-held parts of northern Syria, according to the Russian military.

Indicating divisions in Jaish Al Islam, a Syrian military source told Reuters some of the fighters were rejecting the deal and the army would use force unless they accepted it.

Turkey, with support from rebels, is running its own military operations against a US -backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, which controls territory along the frontier.

Turkey and Russian Federation will collaborate to establish a hospital in Syria's Tel Abyad to treat those escaping Eastern Ghouta, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

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