Syrian troops took full control of Eastern Ghouta
DAMASCUS, April 12. /TASS/. The Syrian army established full control over the city Duma, is under the control of the group “Jaish al-Islam”, now the government forces control the whole of Eastern ghouta. This was reported to journalists by the head of the Center for conciliation of conflicting parties, the General-the major Yury Evtushenko.
“Today was a momentous event in the history of the Syrian Arab Republic. Hoisted the national flag over the building of the city Duma marked control over this settlement, and therefore — over the Eastern Ghouta in General,” — said Yevtushenko.
He recalled that in the liberated from the militants of the city will begin work the units of the military police who are to maintain law and order during the transition of the Duma under the control of the legitimate government of Syria.
Earlier it was reported that the Center for reconciliation completes the withdrawal of militants and their family members from the Duma. Wednesday, April 11, Yevtushenko said that over the past day, the city was left almost 4 thousand people who have passed more than 400 weapons, including heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, sniper rifles and assault rifles. Since the end of February the state Duma sent out more than 41 thousand people from Eastern ghouta — more than 165 thousand At the same time from captivity of the militants were freed the 250 hostages.