Syrian prisoner release deal breaks deadlock on Ghouta medical evacuations

Syrian prisoner release deal breaks deadlock on Ghouta medical evacuationsBy Tom Miles and Ellen Francis GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Months of deadlock over medical evacuations from Syria’s biggest remaining siege broke late on Tuesday when a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction allowed the Red Crescent to evacuate a handful of critically ill patients. Four patients were evacuated from eastern Ghouta, where almost 400,000 people have been under siege by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces since 2013, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said in a statement.



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