Militants in E Ghouta Consider Releasing Residents for Free Exit – Russian MoD

Russian and Syrian military are further negotiating with militants in Eastern Ghouta calling on them to let the civilians flee the area and leave it themselves with safety guaranteed, the Russian Defense Ministry’s center for Syrian reconciliation said Sunday.
 
“Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria and Syrian army are further holding negotiations with members of outlawed armed groups in Eastern Ghouta on the exit of the civilians from the area.
The militants are considering letting several dozens of residents leave the area in exchange for free exit together with their families with guaranteed safety,” the spokesman for the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zolotukhin told reporters.
The spokesman again called on the militants to leave the area and let the civilians to do so stressing that the safety would be guaranteed.