Zakharova: counter-terrorist operation in Eastern Ghouta almost over

Zakharova: counter-terrorist operation in Eastern Ghouta almost over

A counter-terrorist operation in Syria’s eastern Ghouta was almost over, Russia’s foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

"The counterterrorism operation in East Ghouta is almost over," Zakharova said, speaking at a weekly briefing.

The diplomat noted that Douma, the main town in eastern Ghouta, remained under the control of Islamist fighters, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported.

She added that a significant part of the civilian population was able to leave the city via humanitarian corridors .

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