Syria takeover of E Ghouta near complete

Syria takeover of E Ghouta near complete

Syria takeover of E Ghouta near complete

Russian-backed government forces have recovered almost all of eastern Ghouta in a ferocious assault that began in February.

Jaish al-Islam has not yet confirmed the accord, amid reports hardliners within the group were refusing to leave their positions.

Approximately 450 people left Douma city on Monday in an eight-bus convoy headed for opposition-held Jarablus, in northern Syria, local activists told Syria Direct. Pro-opposition media sources reported that all of Monday's evacuees were sick and injured civilians. Local citizens continue returning to the liberated settlements of Eastern Ghouta.

Jaish al-Islam holds more than 3,500 prisoners and hostages in total, Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Observatory, told Reuters. He did not wish to be named in this report for political reasons.

Syria's state-run SANA news agency on Tuesday said that 1,130 people, including rebels and their families, have been evacuated from the last rebel pocket in Eastern Ghouta.

Faylaq al-Rahman did not have a significant presence in the Douma.

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On Sunday, Iyad Abdelaziz, a council member from Douma, countered Syrian government claims an agreement was reached with Jaish al-Islam to leave the town, stressing that this only applied to the wounded.

A baby boy who lost an eye in a Syrian regime air raid has arrived in Turkey, after his plight was highlighted by social media, the Turkish Red Crescent said. Photo by Louai Beshara/Getty Images. The UN and rights groups have criticised the regime and its Russian ally for the heavy bombardment of civilians areas and for not implementing a February 30-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta.

Referring to "ongoing negotiations" between the Syrian government and armed groups over the evacuation of those left in opposition-held locations of Eastern Ghouta, Mr Egeland said he hoped that people would be allowed to stay if they wished.

It is also unclear whether all of the Army of Islam fighters have agreed to leave and how long the evacuations will take.

Douma residents, meanwhile, said they were living in limbo.

The departure of civilian authorities followed a Saturday morning meeting between several major civil society organizations and Jaish al-Islam leadership in Douma, in which the former requested that civilians be given the option to evacuate, pro-opposition news outlet al-Modon reported at the time.

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