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1st group of Waer evacuees reach tent city in Jarabulus

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The first group of opposition fighters and civilians evacuees from Homs, reached a tent city in Jarabulus late Sunday, Anadolu Agency reports.

A convoy of 32 buses carrying 1,354 evacuees from Waer arrived in the norther city, the last opposition-held district in Homs, after a 12-hour journey, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene.

AFAD, Turkey’s disaster and emergency management presidency’s provincial director of Gaziantep, Sinan Atakan, told the Turkish news agency, it established a city of 230 tents for 306 families on a field in Jarablus.

Atakan said AFAD has also pitched 100 more tents in the region in case other Syrian families arrive. "We have completed all our preparations for the families. There are beds and blankets in the tents,” he said. "Furthermore, our health care stuff are vaccinating the kids. The wounded and ill people have been dispatched to the hospitals."

Among the evacuees were 519 children, 412 women and 423 men.

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