Army secures evacuation of families from Zebdin in Damascus Countryside

Damascus Countryside, SANA – Army units on Friday secured the evacuation of tens of families from the town of Zebdin in Damascus countryside who fled the terrorist organizations that are running amok in the town.

Member of the National Community of Syrian Clans, sheikh Jamal Barakat, told SANA’s correspondent that the army secured the evacuation of tens of families from Zebdin, which is located in al-Mleiha area in the Eastern Ghouta, escorting them to the town of Jaramana.

He said the families consisted of 150 people, most of them women, children, and elderly people, adding that the army also rushed 20 of these people whose health condition was critical to al-Radi Hospital in Jaramana, and they were later transported by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to specialized hospitals in Damascus.

Barakat said that those among the evacuated people will be transported to a temporary housing center in Jaramana if they want and will be provided with services, food, and healthcare, adding that there’s an ongoing reconciliation process in Zebdin by which the gunmen in the town should turn themselves in to the authorities and have their legal status settles.

He noted that the evacuation process was carried out thanks to efforts by the National Reconciliation State Ministry, the National Community of Syrian Clans, and the Zebdin town civil committee.

Earlier in December, the army secured the evacuation of 40 people from Zebdin and 31 families from Douma city, including gunmen who turned themselves in, and before that in November the army also secured the evacuation of several families from Zebdin and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta.

During the past two months, the temporary housing center in Qudsaya received over 300 families who came from the towns and villages of Hosh Nasri, Hosh al-Dhawahra, Hosh al-Fara, al-Rihan, al-Nashabiye, al-Mleiha, Zebdin, Erbin, Saqba, Kafr Batna, and Douma in the Eastern Ghouta.

Hazem Sabbagh

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