Russian Military Strikes Preliminary Deal to Withdraw Jaysh Islam From E Ghouta
21:03 01.04.2018(updated 21:09 01.04.2018)
On Saturday, the Syrian army command announced that the government forces had liberated all the towns and cities in the embattled Damascus suburb except for the city of Douma which remained under the control of militants.
According to Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko of the Russian Reconciliation center, a preliminary agreement on the withdrawal of Jaysh al-Islam militants from Syria's Eastern Ghouta was reached.
"The activities aimed at prompting the Jaysh al-Islam radical movement to end hostilities and to disarm continue… As of today a preliminary agreement on withdrawal of extremists of the Jaysh al-Islam group from Eastern Ghouta has been reached," Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko said.
The Russian officer added that the militants in Duma must show minefield and tunnel maps and voluntarily clear buildings and transport routes of mines before withdrawing.
Speaking about the humanitarian corridor with the checkpoint at Muhayam Wafedeen, the representative of the reconciliation center said that a total of 100 civilians left the area via this corridor on Sunday, bringing the total number of people who used it up to 29,330.
The official said that starting from Sunday the humanitarian corridor was opened for militants and their families.
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