March 12, 2018 / 5:53 AM / 3 months ago

Russian military says it evacuated 52 civilians from Syria's Ghouta

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military said late on Sunday that it had managed to evacuate 52 civilians, including 26 children, from Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta after talks with local authorities.

FILE PHOTO: A boy is seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh/File Photo

The civilians, inhabitants of the town of Misraba, were taken to a temporary refugee camp where they were receiving medical aid, the Russian military said in a statement.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Eric Meijer

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