March 15, 2018 / 1:04 PM / a year ago

Syrian Observatory - At least 12,500 leave eastern Ghouta enclave

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday the number of people leaving a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta to government territory had risen to 12,500.

Civilians are streaming out of the towns of Kafr Batna, Hammouriyeh, Jisreen and Saqba, said Rami AbdulRahman, director of the Britain-based war monitor.

Reporting by Dahlia Nehme; editing by John Stonestreet

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