SYRIAN ARMY RELEASES VIDEO OF TWO KIDS FLEEING REBEL-HELD EASTERN GHOUTA
The Syrian army released a video clip, on Saturday, purporting to show two children, managing to leave rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
In the short video, also aired on state TV, two Syrian soldiers were shown at the crossing point between the Wafidin area and Eastern Ghouta, talking about two kids coming in their direction.
A boy and a girl, later said to be a brother and his sister, reached the soldiers, while crackles of gunfire started reverberating from behind, with white beams of bullets shinnying overhead.
In another sequence of the video, the two children were brought into a room, where officers tried to calm them down and asked them where they came from.
When asked about their parents, the kids said, they were gunned down by the rebels.
However, activists in Ghouta slammed the video footage as “untrue.”
On Friday, the Russian Reconciliation Centre in Syria said, two children succeeded in leaving Eastern Ghouta after midnight Friday, through the designated humanitarian corridor in Wafidin area, north-east of Damascus.
The centre said, Syrian soldiers monitored the movement of the two children and covered their evacuation, as the rebels fired at them while they were leaving.
On Feb 24, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2401, which requires all parties in Syria to immediately cease clashes, and provide a sustained humanitarian break for at least 30 days, across the country.
All these initiatives, however, have only slightly reduced the number of rebels’ mortar shells on the capital, and the Syrian air strikes and bombardment on Eastern Ghouta.
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syrian-army-releases-video-of-two-kids-fleeing-rebel-held-eastern-ghouta/General