Total of 2,269 militants, their families leave Syria's Douma since humanitarian pause began - Russian Defense Ministry
MOSCOW. April 3 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian center for reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria has been facilitating the withdrawal of members of illegal armed units from the town of Douma in Syria's Eastern Ghouta for the second day in a row, the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.
"Another 1,123 militants and members of their families have exited through the humanitarian corridor over the past 24 hours. Twenty-four buses have taken them to the north of the Aleppo governorate. In all, 2,269 militants and members of their families have been transported from the town of Douma since the humanitarian pause was established," it said.
Militants willing to exit Eastern Ghouta can use the humanitarian passage in the populated locality of Muhayam al-Wafedin, the Defense Ministry said.
"Their security along the entire route was ensured by Syrian police under the control of officers from the Russian center for reconciliation of the opposing sides and representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent," it said.