Russia Offers Rebels Safe Passage out of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Reuters
By Reuters
March 6, 2018World News
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Russia Offers Rebels Safe Passage out of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
A man pushes a cart past damaged buildings at the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria March 5, 2018. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

MOSCOW–Russia’s military has offered to guarantee safe passage out of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta for rebel fighters and their families.

In a statement, the Russian defense ministry said it would provide transport and a secure corridor for rebel fighters who agree to leave, and would guarantee their immunity from prosecution.

The statement said rebel fighters leaving with their families could take personal weapons with them.

 

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