FRESH WAVE OF CIVILIANS EVACUATE SYRIA’S EASTERN GHOUTA
A new wave of civilians evacuated rebel-held areas, in the Syrian capital Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta countryside, on Wednesday.
Dozens of women and children reached the humanitarian corridor, in the Wafidin area, in north-eastern Damascus, adjacent to the rebel-held district of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta.
Meanwhile, the Russian Reconciliation Centre in Syria, placed the number of evacuees at 50 people.
A day earlier, a total of 146 civilians, 44 women, 24 men and 78 children, left rebel-held areas in Eastern Ghouta, after long days of waiting to move to safe places.
The evacuation of civilians from Ghouta came, a day after the Islam Army, the major rebel group in the Eastern Ghouta, announced a deal with Russia, over the evacuation of the wounded from the area.
The rebel group said in a statement that, an agreement has been reached with the Russians, to allow the UN to evacuate wounded people out of Eastern Ghouta, for medical treatment.
The situation in Eastern Ghouta has flared up since late Feb, following a wide-scale military operation by the Syrian army, to dislodge al-Qaeda-linked groups from the area.
Four major rebel groups are currently positioned inside Eastern Ghouta, namely the Islam Army, Failaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham, and the Levant Liberation Committee, known as the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/fresh-wave-of-civilians-evacuate-syrias-eastern-ghouta/Politics