(MENAFN) After being used as human shields by terrorists, thousands of besieged civilians in Eastern Ghouta have managed to leave.
On Sunday, over 5000 civilians, mostly children and women, left Eastern Ghouta through the safe corridors, as Syrian Arab Army units secured their exit to safe areas were prepared to receive them.
The Syrian army units and the SARC personnel immediately provided the evacuated civilians with their needs in preparation to transporting them to temporary housing centers equipped with all necessary requirements.
A number of evacuated civilians requested the rest of the people in Ghouta, to stand up to terrorists and immediately head for the points of the Syrian army.
Syrian army units started to comb Saqba town to dismantle explosives left by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and linked groups after eliminating their last hotbeds in it.
It's worth mentioning that the Syrian Arab army has announced a unilateral 24-hour cease-fire in the terrorists-held city of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta area, which went into effect at 3:00 p.m. local time and will last for 24 hours.