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1.5 million left with disabilities in Syria

1.5 million left with disabilities in Syria

"The government of Syria has every right to try to remove the threat to the safety of its citizens", he said.

Rebels have repeatedly denied they have been in talks which could see fighters and their families bussed to opposition-held Idlib province in the north-west as part of an amnesty deal similar to Aleppo and Daraya.

"The civilians inside Eastern Ghouta wish to leave that area because of the hard living conditions, soaring prices as well as fear and panic", he said. Blasts could be heard as he spoke to The Associated Press via a messaging service.

"We will allow civilians.to leave so they will not be hurt in case (Kurdish) fighters hold out in the villages, neighbourhoods, or buildings inside Afrin", he said.

Turkish troops have destroyed water and power stations that supply Afrin, making it hard for people to stay there. He said 800,000 civilians in Afrin were now facing a humanitarian "catastrophe" amid food shortages and relentless Turkish airstrikes.

"If there is another strike of this kind, the gravest consequences will follow", the minister said, commenting on the threats from the USA to attack the Syrian government troops.

Turkey had warned the Syrian government against coming to the aid of the Kurdish militia, which Ankara considers "terrorists" and aligned with Kurdish insurgents inside Turkey.

"A military media outlet linked to the Syrian army and its Lebanese allies, the militant group Hezbollah, said the pro-government forces that broke through rebel lines to establish a corridor through the besieged eastern Ghouta region after capturing the town of Mudeira".

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A local council of the enclave said the situation was catastrophic. It said the humanitarian situation was "catastrophic".

Syrian army has discovered a clandestine plant in Eastern Ghouta that was used by the terrorists to produce military-grade agents.

The latest batch of civilians was evacuated from the town of Medyara, which was stormed by the Syrian army on Sunday. Those include a first day of prayer and fasting for peace in 2013, a 2016 letter to President Bashar al-Assad, as well as many urgent appeals for an end to the conflict.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the Syrian army's fierce air and artillery bombardment of eastern Ghouta since February 18 as President Bashar al-Assad's government seeks to crush the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus. More than 1,100 people have been killed since the large-scale government offensive began on February 18.

Russian Federation and Damascus say a ceasefire ordered by the UN Security Council does not protect the fighters in Eastern Ghouta, arguing that they are members of banned terrorist groups.

The General Staff indicated that in Eastern Ghouta there are already filming equipment with satellite transmission to air the fictitious attack with chemical weapons against the population.

Yasser Delwan, a political official with the Jaish al-Islam rebel faction, said the patients who left the town of Douma on Tuesday were the first of several groups and were on a United Nations list of almost 1,000 people needing emergency treatment.

On Tuesday, around 150 civilians, some sick and wounded, were evacuated from Ghouta's largest town of Douma to regime-held territory. The group also did not say when the evacuations would begin or where the wounded would be taken.


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