“At the moment more than 30,000 people have left [Eastern Ghouta], people continue to leave [the enclave],” spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian reconciliation Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zolotukhin said.
Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, has been under the control of armed rebels and al-Nusra Front since 2012. Last month, the Syrian government kicked off a campaign to liberate the area. The operation is drawing to a close.
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