Syrian Army Ultimatum to Militants: Leave Douma Until Saturday Or Face Offensive

Rebel fighters pray before they are evacuated outside Harasta in eastern Ghouta of Damascus / Reuters

Syrian Army issued ultimatum to Jaish Al-Islam militants to leave the city Douma in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus until Saturday or face an all-out offensive. Fraction leaders are yet to respond. Latest reports say that 29 thousand people have already left Douma via green buses. Jaish Al-Islam militants deny any cooperation with government or participating in evacuation.

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