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    Russia said the release of 65% of the Eastern Guta

    Over the last five days of the Eastern ghouta left almost 80 thousand civilians. Sergei Shoigu has described the operation as “unique and unprecedented”.

    The troops of Bashar al-Assad, with the support of the Russian army took control of almost two-thirds of the Eastern Guta. A suburb of Damascus left almost 80 thousand civilians. About said Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Interfax reported on Tuesday, March 20.

    “Currently, under the leadership of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties is unique and in an unprecedented humanitarian operation in Eastern Guta. Over the last five days on the created humanitarian corridors out of 79 displayed 655. Liberated more than 65% of the territory of the Eastern ghouta,” – said Shoigu .

    He also noted that “since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Syria in the liberated from terrorists areas returned more than a million three hundred thousand refugees.”

    Recall to the active phase of the bombing in Eastern Guta were about 400 thousand people. This suburb of Damascus was under the control of the Syrian opposition.

    In February and early March in Eastern ghouta killed over a thousand people, including more than 200 children.

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