MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. Over 153,000 people, including 41,000 militants and their family members, have left Eastern Ghouta since humanitarian pauses came into effect, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
"Overall, the exit of over 153,140 people has been organized from Eastern Ghouta since the opening of humanitarian pauses with the assistance of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides," the statement says.
Also, an eight-day humanitarian operation has been concluded to withdraw illegal armed formations from the communities of Arbin, Jobar, Ein Tarma and Zamalka (Eastern Ghouta). In particular, 2,935 militants and their family members were taken by 65 buses along the humanitarian corridor on March 31 to the province of Idlib.
"Overall, 41,126 militants and their family members have left that area since March 24," the statement says.
Russia’s Defense Ministry continues live broadcasting on its official website from the checkpoint of the humanitarian corridor intended for the exit of civilians from Eastern Ghouta.