Zakharova: Terrorists in Ghouta still preventing civilians from leaving

Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, confirmed that the terrorist organizations in Ghouta are still violating the UN Security Council resolution 2401 by preventing civilians from leaving and targeting neighborhoods of Damascus with shells.

Zakharova said in a press conference in Moscow on Thursday that the terrorists in Ghouta continue to violate UN resolution 2401 demanding cessation of combat activities in Syria where the terrorist organization of the so-called  Failaq al-Rahman shelled the civilians who tried to exit through the safe humanitarian corridor, leaving a number of civilians martyred or injured, including women and children, as they are still targeting residential neighborhoods in Damascus with shells.

Zakharova pointed out that the Syrian Arab army continues its operations against the terrorist organizations in Ghouta, while Russia helps in the humanitarian work field through opening  safe corridors.

She indicated that two new corridors have been opened between Jisreen and al-Mliha and in Harasta region and a number of civilians, including 20 children, were liberated.

Zakharova clarified that the foreign ministers of the guarantor countries will meet in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Friday to discuss the situation in Syria and the process of easing tension.

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