The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) detained 36 suicide bombers wearing suicide belts that were attempting to sneak among civilians leaving Eastern Ghouta via opened hummanitarian corridors, the state-run news agency SANA reported.
“Army units have arrested 30 terrorists with suicide belts since locals of Ghouta started to leave through several safe corridors,” SANA quoted a military source as saying. According to the sources. militants were aiming to blow themselves up “in buses or makeshift centers in order to accuse the Syrian state.”
Six women were among the detained bombers.
“Four of them were wearing the belts while the other two put the belts with their belongings as a child was also booby-trapped with 5 kilos of explosives by terrorist,” SANA writes.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian forces had prevented a series of suicide bombings in Eastern Ghouta. The foiled attacks were aimed against militants and their families leaving Eastern Ghouta under the evacuation deal reached in the area. Russian military found seven belts on March 26, 32 belts on March 27 and nine belts on March 28.