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Syrian Army Retakes Full Control of Eastern Ghouta

12 April 2018 15:58

The entire Eastern Ghouta of Damascus is now under the control of the Syrian army after Jeish al-Islam terrorists left the town of Douma, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation announced.

Head of Russia’s Reconciliation Center in Syria Yuri Yuftshenko said on Thursday that the Syrian army forces have regained full control of Douma after the country’s official flag was hoisted in the town, adding that Eastern Ghouta is declared fully liberated.

He added that when control of Douma is delivered to the legal government in Syria, the Russian military units will enter the town to supervise over implementation of laws.

Meantime, Jeish al-Islam terrorists surrendered over 400 weapons, including machine-guns and rifles, to the Syrian army before leaving Douma.

Local sources said on Wednesday that almost 12,000 Jeish al-Islam militants and their family members had left the town for other militant-held regions in Northern Syria within the framework of an evacuation agreement with the Syrian Army, local sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources said that a sum of 3,916 militants and their family members left Douma for Northern Aleppo on 96 buses via al-Wafedeen safe corridor.

Also, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that 11,983 militants and their family members have thus far been evacuated from Douma.

A sum of 165,123 people has been evacuated from Eastern Ghouta via safe corridors with the assistance of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

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