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(FNA, 16/3/2018) ~ The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops continued their night operation against terrorists in Eastern Ghouta and seized full control over the strategic settlement of Hamouriyeh in the Southern part of Eastern Ghouta, field sources said on Friday.

The sources said that the army men managed to impose full control over Hamouriyeh after heavy fighting with terrorists after hours of a daily-based ceasefire ended on Thursday, adding that the fall of Hamouriyeh will enable the army to advance towards Saqba, Arbin and Hazeh regions.

Also, the army gained fire control over terrorists’ supply lines in the depth of Eastern Ghouta after Hamouriyeh came under their control.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that tens of civilians left Eastern Ghouta via a safe corridor on the 16th day of ceasefire in the region after a bilateral agreement with the army.

Head of Russia’s Reconciliation Center in Syria Yuri Yuftshenko said that 131 Syrian civilians, including 53 children, managed to exit Eastern Ghouta after an agreement was reached between the Syrian army and the terrorists.

The Russian defense ministry referred to the two-day ceasefire in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, stressing that 437 civilians left the region through the safe corridors so far.

The center declared on Tuesday that the first group of civilians left terrorist-held areas in Eastern Ghouta for safer regions under the Syrian army’s control via a humanitarian corridor after an agreement between militants and the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

The Russian center said that the first group of civilians left terrorist-held regions in Douma via al-Wafedeen humanitarian corridor.

Also, other sources said that the first group of people, included 45 civilians and a number of the injured left terrorist-held regions in Douma via al-Wafedeen, adding that the second group was to leave the region later.

Also, the Russian Army General Staff reported that a sum of 1,000 civilians and terrorists are to leave Eastern Ghouta based on an agreement with the militants.


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