EAST GHOUTA, Syria – More than 30,000 people have left Eastern Ghouta on Saturday through the Hammuria checkpoint, a spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria Vladimir Zolotukhin said according to TASS.
“As of now more than 30,000 people have left, and people continue fleeing,” he said.
This has brought the total number of escaped civilians to 47,000 in just a matter of days.
“Since the launch of humanitarian pauses more than 47,000 civilians have exited Eastern Ghouta with assistance from the Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties,” the report said.
In this first few days of the humanitarian pauses, only small trickles of civilians left as they were unable to do so by terrorist organizations. However, with terrorist forces in East Ghouta in disarray, they are no longer able to control civilians which is why in recent days we have seen a mass exodus as they reach the safety of government-held territory where they are provided shelter, food and medical assistance.