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UN official in Syria expecting a Ghouta evacuation

Syrian government soldiers ride in the back of a truck advancing in the town of Al-Mohammadiyeh, east of the capital Damascus on March 7, 2018, as Syrian government forces push into the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave. (AFP)
BEIRUT: The UN resident coordinator in Syria said an evacuation of civilians is expected on Tuesday out of the eastern Ghouta rebel enclave, where the military has waged a fierce offensive.
“This day, we are expecting evacuation of civilians, including people with medical conditions,” Ali Al-Za’tari told Reuters at Al-Wafideen crossing, without elaborating.

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