The Syrian regime raised the flag in Duma and conquered all of Eastern Guta, according to Russia
Members of government forces on a shattered street in the former rebel-held town of Zamalka, in the Guta Oriental region, on Wednesday, April 11, on the outskirts of Damascus
The Russian Ministry of Defense assured on Thursday that the flag of the Syrian regime is flying in Duma, which means the total conquest of East Guta, a region east of Damascus.
“There was a significant event in the history of Syria today, the flag of the regime was hoisted over a building in the town of Duma.” The deployment of the government flag means the control of this locality and, consequently, of the entire Eastern Guta. “said General Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Parties in War in Syria cited by Russian agencies.
Russian television showed images of celebrations in the middle of buildings marked by bombing and a flag waving over an unidentified building.
The Russian Ministry of Defense indicated that on Thursday units of the Russian military police began their work in Duma.
“As of today, the units of the military police of the Russian Armed Forces are working in the town of Duma, they are guarantors of law and order in the locality,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement, according to the RIA Novosti agency.
The Russian military indicated that the situation in Duma was normalizing and that a total of 166,644 people were evacuated from the city using humanitarian corridors.