Militants started new offensive against Syrian forces in E Ghouta – Russian MoD

The Russian Defense Ministry assured that its Reconciliation Center in Syria guaranteed the security of civilians leaving Eastern Ghouta.
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry reported of a new offensive against the Syrian government forces by militants, including two mortar shelling of the humanitarian corridor, mines explosions 500 meters from the checkpoint.
“During the humanitarian pause, militants of the armed groups [in East Ghouta] continued to attack the positions of government forces in the vicinity of the settlements of Khazram and Nawabiya, and after 13.00 they started an offensive and on other destinations. These actions were accompanied by intense artillery fire and fire from small arms, ” head of the Reconciliation Center Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko told reporters.
Responding to the attacks, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center called on all militant groups to observe the ceasefire and do not prevent the exit of civilians into safe areas.

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