Russia orders daily truce for evacuations from Syria's eastern Ghouta

Russia orders daily truce for evacuations from Syria's eastern GhoutaBy Angus McDowall and Jack Stubbs BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a five-hour daily truce to allow people to leave Syria’s eastern Ghouta, after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country. It appeared to make no mention, however, of allowing relief supplies to enter the territory, where 400,000 people are living under siege and bombardment. Over the past week, Syria’s army and its allies have subjected the rebel-held enclave near Damascus to one of the heaviest bombardments of the seven-year war, killing hundreds.



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