Militant groups operating in the Damascus subrub of Eastern Ghouta have allgedly promised to allow civilians to leave the besieged area in return to a delivery of humanitarian aid.
A convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society plans to enter Eastern Ghouta on March 5. The convoy had been prepared at the checkpoint in the inhabited community of Al-Wafideen where an Eastern Ghouta humanitarian corridor is opened. It consists of forty-five trucks with humanitarian aid and a mobile hospital and includes foodstuffs, medicines and basic necessities with a total weight of 247 tonnes.
However, according to local sources, it’s unlikely that militant groupd will allow any notable number of people to leave the besieged area. Militants are interested in holding civilians in Eastern Ghouta because they use them as human shields.