Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says Britain told the White Helmets, who act as first responders in opposition-held areas, to fake the suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma in which at least 42 people were killed.
Under the deal, all Jaish al Islam fighters will shift from the eastern Ghouta pocket to Jarablus "within 48 hours", regime-run SANA news agency reports, a day after an alleged chemical attack blamed on Assad regime killed over 40 people in Douma.
Syrian Civil Defence has accused the Bashar al Assad regime of using chemical weapons in Douma, eastern Ghouta. US state department says Russia should be held responsible if the incident did involve deadly chemicals.
Air strikes killed at least 27 civilians on Friday in the last opposition-held town in Syria's eastern Ghouta, a monitor said, the first bombardment there since talks sputtered over a rebel withdrawal.
The first batch of fighters from Jaish al Islam are being transported to Jarablus from the town of Douma as part of an evacuation deal, leaving behind only undecided hardline fighters, regime media and a war monitor say.
According to a Russian military official, a preliminary agreement has been reached on the evacuation of Jaish al Islam rebels from Douma, but an opposition official denies this. Meanwhile, members of another rebel group agreed to leave the enclave.
Jaish al Islam opposition group will put down heavy weapons and leave Douma town of the besieged enclave for northern Syria, according to regime media reports.
Jaish al Islam, a militant group which controls the town of Douma, denies Russian claims that it agreed to evacuate the last pocket of eastern Ghouta.
In the early hours of Tuesday more than 6,700 people left the opposition-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus as the regime still threatens to bomb the area.
Another convoy of vehicles carrying civilians and opposition fighters from the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta arrived in Hama province in west-central Syria on Sunday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says civilians were killed in Douma, the largest town of the opposition-held enclave near Damascus.
An oppositon group announced that it had reached a medical evacuation deal with the Syrian regime's key ally, Russia, after indirect talks.
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