After more than 5 years on losing control of it, the regime forces restore control over Hamouriyah city amid displacement inside and outside the southwestern pocket in the Ghouta • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After more than 5 years on losing control of it, the regime forces restore control over Hamouriyah city amid displacement inside and outside the southwestern pocket in the Ghouta

Rif Dimashq province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: the SOHR learned from several reliable sources that the regime forces backed by their allied militiamen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities led by Russian officers and advisers managed to control the city of Hamuriyah located in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, where Al-Rahman Corps withdrew from it, and the regime forces began to completely deployed in the whole city and set their checkpoints, in conjunction with mass displacement in the pocket controlled by Al-Rahman Corps in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, where hundreds of families of the city are being displaced from Hamuryah city and other areas in its vicinity towards areas far from Hamuryah, while the exit of civilians from the pocket controlled by Al-Rahman Corps towards the regime controlled areas is ongoing, amid aerial, artillery and rocket shelling by the regime forces on the towns and cities of Jisreen, Zamlka, Kafrbatna, Saqba, and other area in the pocket remained under the control of Al-Rahman Corps in the Eastern Ghouta.

The SOHR published an hour ago that it has raised to more than 12500, the number of people who came out until now from this pocket, and this is the largest mass displacement witnessed in the Eastern Ghouta since the siege imposed on it by the regime forces and their allies started in 2013, and the SOHR monitored that the citizens started to leave the Eastern Ghouta by cars, mini busses and trucks through the passage of Hamouriyah. And reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the members of Al-Rahman Corps withdrew from the area of the passage and retreated into Hamouriyah city, while other sources told the Syrian Observatory that Russia and the regime forces meant to choose this time, the 15th of March 2018, in the 7th anniversary of the Syrian revolution, to direct a massage that means “in the anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian revolution, the Syrians returned in the arms of the homeland”.

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