March 14, 2018 / 7:20 AM / in 2 years

Russia says over 300 people have left Syria's eastern Ghouta: RIA

Children look through a bus window during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Over 300 people have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta district since a humanitarian corridor opened there, RIA news agency cited a representative for Russia’s ceasefire monitoring center in Syria as saying on Wednesday.

“Since the humanitarian corridor started working in the region of eastern Ghouta, more than 300 people have left, the majority of these people left in the last few days,” RIA quoted Major General Vladimir Zolotukhin as saying.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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