Russian military evacuates 52 civilians from Syria’s Ghouta

12 Mar 2018, 12:37

Children gather water in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 11, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Moscow: The Russian military said late on Sunday that it had managed to evacuate 52 civilians, including 26 children, from Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta after talks with local authorities.

The civilians, inhabitants of the town of Misraba, were taken to a temporary refugee camp where they were receiving medical aid, the Russian military said in a statement.