Spokesman of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties, Major-General Vladimir Zolotukhin, told reporters on Thursday that terrorists operating in East Ghouta have not also attacked humanitarian corridors for civilians to escape the war zone, but that civilians protesting against them have been fired upon.
“The armed groups are failing the humanitarian operation,” he said. “The militants continue breaching ceasefire and would not allow the civilians to flee the dangerous area.”
On Wednesday “they [the terrorists] opened fire on about 300 locals, who protested in Duma,” he continued. “Casualties were reported on both sides; and the latest reports say four people were killed there.”
The “locals overwhelmed with despair, killed three bandits,” the general added.