المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tens of buses depart from the Eastern Ghouta in the second batch towards the Syrian north

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the second batch of fighters and civilians has gotten out of areas controlled by Rahman Corps in the Eastern Ghouta towards the Syrian north, where the second batch carry about 2500 fighters and their families and other civilians who refused the agreement; on board about 47 buses, and other batches to be transferred in the coming days continuously until the agreement with Rahman Corps is completed, and sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the place in which the buses have gathered witnessed great overcrowding of thousands of citizens, as many of them have been unable to get out in this batch, amidst their anticipation for getting out of the area.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 2 days ago that the agreement provides on the immediate start of transfer of ill and injured people to the hospitals in the capital Damascus or Russian field hospitals -via the Red Crescent- with Russian guarantee that they would not be pursued by the regime, and they will be chosen between returning to Ghouta or moving to the Syrian north after the end their treatment, and the exit of fighters with their small arms and families and civilians who want to go the Syrian north, and the exit of fighters and civilians and with their belongings, devices, documents and money without being searched, and for those who choose to stay Russia will ensure that they are not pursued by the regime forces, also points for the Russian military police will be deployed within cities and towns of the Eastern Ghouta and Jobar neighborhood, while the starting point will be Arbin city and the reaching point will Qalaat al-Madiq, and the areas from which Rahman Corps will withdraw from are Arbin, Zamalka, Ein Tarma and Jobar.

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued exit of civilians through al-Wafddien crossing, which connects between Harasta city and regime forces’ controlled areas in its vicinity, where hundreds of civilians have gotten out of Douma city which is controlled by Jaysh al-Islam and considered the last area controlled by Jaysh al-Islam in the Eastern Ghouta, where the people coming out, are heading to the regime’s controlled areas, then to shelters under the supervision of the Red Crescent which working on transferring them, and this exit is coincided with anticipation for implementing the largest deal between Jaysh Al-Islam and the regime, through releasing thousands of abductees and captives by Jaysh Al-Islam which hold them in Al-Tuba Prison and its other detention centers, in return for evacuating thousands of injuries and medical cases by the regime and transfer them to receive treatment within an agreement with a Russian guarantee.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that it has increased to about 132 thousand people of who left through crossings to the regime’s controlled areas in the Eastern Ghouta and of who stayed in the areas which the regime forces controlled since Thursday the 15th of March 2018, and in the details documented by the SOHR; the number of people left through crossings towards the regime’s controlled areas reached about 95 thousand citizens, while 37 thousand citizens at least stayed in the towns of Kafr Batna, Ein Tarma and Saqba which the regime forces controlled.

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