Damascus Countryside, SANA – Hundreds of civilians who had been besieged by the terrorist organizations in the northern part of Eastern Ghouta exited the area on Saturday morning through the safe corridor leading to al-Wafideen Camp which was set up by the Syrian Arab Army on February 7th.
A military source told SANA that more than 1,700 civilians have left Eastern Ghouta through al-Wafideen corridor since Saturday morning.
SANA’s correspondent at al-Wafideen Camp said that more batches of civilians continue to exit through the corridor, where army units in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) receive them and provide them with aid.
The correspondent added that the majority of the civilians who are leaving the area were women and children, and they were immediately transported by buses to temporary housing centers in Damascus Countryside.
A number of civilians talked to SANA and expressed happiness to be free from the siege that had been imposed on them by the terrorist organizations, saying the terrorists used to steal the food and aid sent to Ghouta, adding that the terrorists would torture and imprison youth in order to force them to fight against the Syrian Arab Army.
They also urged the civilians who are still in the areas where terrorist organizations are active to leave through the safe corridors.
The correspondent said terrorist organizations tried to prevent civilians from leaving, as the terrorists targeted al-Wafideen corridor with machine guns, but the civilians continued their march towards the last point of the corridor.
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