March 18, 2018 / 7:49 AM / 5 months ago

Russia says over 20,000 people have left Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Sunday: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh so far on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia’s defense ministry.

Since humanitarian corridors were set up in the area, more than 68,000 people have left the Eastern Ghouta, the center said.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Jason Neely

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