EAST GHOUTA, Syria – More than 4,000 hostage civilians were evacuated from East Ghouta through the Hamouriyah humanitarian corridor on Thursday.
According to representative of the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Vladimir Zolotukhin, “up to this moment, more than 4,000 civilians, including women and children, have been evacuated.”
However, other sources have put the total number of hostage civilians who left the war zone in excess of 11,000. Regardless of the number, it is known that thousands of civilians have been able to flee to safety.
This comes as terrorist organizations have held the civilians in a hostage situation as they refused to allow civilians to leave the war zone with unconditional terms.
Civilians fled the cities of Saqba, Hamouriyah and Hazze under the protection of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the Syrian Army yesterday after Hamouriyah was liberated from terrorist organizations.