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Syria: Over 143,000 People Exit Eastern Ghouta via Safe Corridors

31 March 2018 10:16

More than 143,000 people were evacuated from terrorist-held regions in Eastern Ghouta through safe corridors set up by the Syrian Army by Thursday night, a military source said on Friday.

The source said that the army has opened 4 safe corridors in Jisreen, Hammouriyeh, al-Wafedeen Camp and Harasta to secure the exit of civilians besieged by the terrorist groups in the Eastern Ghouta area.

The sources further said that another corridor was opened in Arbin on Saturday to evacuate terrorists and their families from Ein Terma, Zmelka, Arbin and Jobar and transport them to Idlib province.

Six groups of militants and their families have already left for Idlib.

A sum of 128 buses carrying 7,003 people, including 1,243 terrorists from Jobar, Zmelka, Arbin and Ein Terma in Eastern Ghouta, headed for Idlib under the supervision of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

The source went on to say that over 143,000 people left Eastern Ghouta for safe regions that are under the army’s control via safe corridors till Thursday night.

Military sources reported on Thursday that militants of Jeish Al-Islam and the Syrian government were close to concluding an agreement on the town of Douma.

The sources said that Damascus and Jeish al-Islam worked out a major part of the deal, however, there were small issues that need to be agreed upon.

The sources added that the deal could be sealed within the next 48 hours, as long as Jeish al-Islam continues to comply with the demands of the Syrian government and the Russian Reconciliation Center.

It now appears that the government and Jeish al-Islam agreed on the destination of the militants after their departure from Eastern Ghouta.

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