MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Almost 5,300 militants and members of their families left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, March 28, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
"Based on the agreements reached between the heads of the Russian Reconciliation Center for the Conflicting Sides on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic and the leaders of the Faylaq al-Ra·man group, the withdrawal of the group’s militants from the community of Arbin (Eastern Ghouta) has been carried out since March 24. The number of militants wishing to end resistance and leave the area of Eastern Ghouta has not reduced: 5,290 militants and members of their families withdrew through the set up humanitarian corridor on March 28 and were taken to the Idlib province by 89 buses," the Defense Ministry said in its statement, which TASS has at its disposal.
The Russian Defense Ministry specified that as many as 24,912 people have been taken from Arbin to the Idlib Governorate since the start of the campaign.