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Daraya, Syria—A woman carries a child inside a bus, during evacuation from the town on August 26; under a deal between the government and opposition fighters, all residents and insurgents would be allowed safe passage away from the area, ending one of the longest stand-offs in the five-year conflict. State news agency SANA, which announced the agreement a day earlier, said 700 rebels and their families would go to rebel-controlled Idlib and thousands of civilians would be taken to government reception centers. U.N. humanitarian coordinator Stephen O'Brien said in emailed remarks to Reuters: "We continue to demand free and safe access to Daraya and urge all parties to ensure that any movement of civilians now must be safe, voluntary and in accordance with international humanitarian principles and laws."