Syrian military takes district south of capital

The Syrian government says the military has seized control of a district south of the capital Damascus after it was evacuated by militants and civilians.
The government-run Central Military Media says buses and vans carrying more than 1,000 people left for the northern province of Idlib in implementation of a previous agreement between the army and the gunmen who controlled the Qadam district.
They include more than 300 militants from the extremist Ajnad al-Sham group and their families.
The Central Military Media says the army on Tuesday entered the district and took control of points previously held by the gunmen.
The Islamic State group controls two pockets of territory adjacent to Qadam. The CMM says the army also launched raids on IS-held areas in Yarmouk camp and Hajar al-Aswad.