Over 30 hostages released because of military operations in East Ghouta

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EAST GHOUTA, Syria – The head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria, Major General Yuri Yevtushenko has said that over 30 hostages were released because of military operations in Syria.

“During an operation unprecedented in its scale, 34 hostages held by illegal armed groups were released from captivity,” he said.

This comes as a humanitarian corridor for residents in the final East Ghouta town under terrorist control, Duma, remains open for people wanting to reach the Al-Wafideen checkpoint.

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“All necessary facilities to help them have been deployed there. Today, a total of 128 civilians left via this corridor. In total, 29,230 people have left Douma via the humanitarian corridor from February 28,” Yevtushenko said.



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