Russia: Moscow reaches deal on militants withdrawing from Douma — MoD

The Russian Defence Ministry announced that an accord has been reached with the leaders of Syrian armed groups on the withdrawal of militants and their families from the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta. The announcement was made by Head of Main Operational Department of General Staff Sergei Rudskoi at a press briefing in Moscow on Friday. Rudskoi noted that 28,495 civilians had already fled... Еще Douma through the Muhayam al-Wafedeen humanitarian corridor. He went on to say that an accord has been reached «with the leaders of illegal armed groups» on the withdrawal of militants and their families from Douma «in the near future.» The head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces also said that «in accordance with the agreements, before leaving the settlements, the militants will present maps of minefields and underground tunnels, voluntarily demine buildings, clear barricades and main transport routes.» According to the Russian Defence Ministry, since the beginning of humanitarian pauses in the besieged area, 143,194 people, including 105,857 civilians and 13,793 militants have been evacuated from Eastern Ghouta.

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